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Evaluation of the Regulation (EU) N° 1315/2013 on Union Guidelines for the development of a trans-European transport network


👉 there is a strong need to advance on requirements enhancing the quality of the TEN-T infrastructure to cope with future challenges, also in the context of sustainability and improved user benefits.

👉 need of adjusted targets and reinforced / extended requirements. The reduction of transport emissions by 90% by 2050 cannot be achieved without a proper TEN-T network allowing for greener transport.

👉 the TEN-T Regulation could be advanced to strengthen the identification, combination and implementation of projects from the perspective of integrated door-to-door user services.

👉 complementarity between core and comprehensive networks could be strengthened.

👉 need to reinforce implementation instruments at EU level and to stimulate a stronger commitment of Member States.

👉 Effectiveness of TEN-T implementation could be further enhanced through a strengthening of EU instruments

👉 Achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal would require that the TEN-T infrastructure are fully aligned with the provisions resulting from the other policy initiatives in the fields of AFID, FuelEU Maritime and the ReFuel Aviation.

👉 Synergies between trans-European network policies in transport, energy and digitalisation are important for higher user benefits, efficiency and the strongest possible contribution to transport decarbonisation.

Evaluation of the White Paper ‘Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – towards a competitive and resource-efficient transport system’