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The EU grants 170 million Euros to vital infrastructure projects across Europe

The European Commission announced on 21th February 2011 the projects selected to receive a total of €170 million of trans-European transport network (TEN-T) funds to build and upgrade vital transport infrastructure across the European Union. The grants, which stem from the 2010 TEN-T annual and multi-annual calls published on 19 May, will help Member States to build missing transport links, remove bottlenecks and increase the safety and security of transport, with a special focus on making transport more sustainable, promoting…

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Conclusions of UK Transport in Europe (UKTiE) Inauguration

Funding UK stakeholders, industry and Government should take a strong lead in securing more EU transport funding for the UK by: Finding out what opportunities there are earlier. Rather than just apply for funds, we should influence policy process that creates the funds, using UK experience. Connecting localities, communities and stakeholders to develop coalitions in order to better access EU regional funding for transport. The new EU transport White Paper should be a priority for the UK, and we should…

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European Commission white paper Single European Transport

On the 28th of March 2011 the European Commission adopted its white paper on Single European Transport. The Commission’s ambitious roadmap contains new 40 initiatives towards building a competitive and resource efficient transport system by 2050. The roadmap aims to create a single European transport by removing major barriers and create an integrated transport network. The white paper focuses on increasing the mobility across Europe while reducing the emission and Europe’s dependence on imported oil by 2050. To access the…

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Launch press release

UK Transport in Europe (UKTiE) launched in European Parliament A new body to represent UK transport interests in Brussels, UK Transport in Europe (UKTiE), was launched in the European Parliament on Monday 15 November, in the presence of the Deputy British Ambassador to the EU, Andy Lebrecht; the Chair of the Transport Committee of the European Parliament, Brian Simpson MEP; Conservative Transport Spokesman,  Jacqueline Foster MEP Director, DG Move, European Commission, Jean-Eric Pacquet; and Deputy Head of the Siim Kallas…

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