Moving forward with an open exchange of ideas

Posted: 6 December 2018 | | No comments yet

Libor Lochman, Executive Director of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), writes that 2018 saw mixed results for transport legislation, but there’s great hope for 2019.


If we consider transport legislation at large and the progress made on various policy fronts, 2018 has been a year of mixed results. Let’s take three important dossiers, out of the many that policymakers have been working on.

In May 2018, the European Commission (EC) presented the proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework. The proposal was balanced, confirming the commitment of the EC to invest in sustainable mobility. The European Parliament recently adopted its position on the matter, confirming the EC’s priorities but asking Member States for a richer contribution to the Union’s budget, notably through a 23 per cent increase in the allocation for transport under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). So far so good, but let’s see what the Council’s position will be.

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