The future Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) will consider as priority infrastructures 82 seaports, 37 airports, 46 border crossings with non-EU countries and 82 urban areas. The list is contained in the draft regulation presented by the EU Commission last 19th October, together with the proposal to establish the future infrastructure fund announced in the MFF 2014-2020, the “instrument for interconnection in Europe”. The whole TEN-T network should be in place by 31st December 2050, but there is a priority network which is to be implemented by 31st December 2030.


The core network will be organized by corridors, covering at least three modes of transport (and at least one seaport) and must cross at least three EU Member states. Each member state will be involved in at least one corridor. The financial dimension, however, is not addressed yet. Please find attached preliminary lists of “European Mobility Corridors and Transport Core Network Projects”, “Energy Corridors” and “Broadband Target Areas and European Digital Service Infrastructures Corridors” .

 On the other hand, the CPMR considers that the corridors do not cover appropriatelz the European territory, as the motorways of the sea as not listed explicitly. Regarding the white paper on transport presented by the Commission last March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) thinks that some of the objectives are unrealistic, as 60% reduction of CO2 emissions in transport sector by 2050, the transfer of 30% of road freight transport over distances of more than 300 km to other modes by 2030 (50% by 2050), or the excessive hope on electric vehicles and green fuels.

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