The European Economic and Social Committee has the honour to invite you to participate in this hearing and express your views about the mid-term review of the European Commission's 2011 White Paper on Transport. We are interested in knowing (a) which are the success stories of EU's transport policy, (b) which areas failed to achieve the desired results, and (c) as summum bonum which WP actions need to be prioritized from now on.
The EESC agrees with the Latvian Presidency, recognizing the fundamental importance of the EU 2020 Strategy review to boosting European competitiveness. The Europe 2020 and the Investment Plan should be much more closely linked in the way that it could remedy the main shortcomings of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The Structural Funds should focus more on the implementation of environmental programs or those with a human aspect, which would also promote the sustainable development of factors "beyond GDP".
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