Amended Revision of the TEN-T and Rail Freight Corridor Regulation

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Parecer do CESE: Amended Revision of the TEN-T and Rail Freight Corridor Regulation

KEY POINTS

The EESC:

  • agrees that the Russian attack on Ukraine has redefined the geopolitical landscape, brought to the surface the EU's vulnerability to unforeseen disruptive events beyond its borders and highlighted the fact that the EU internal market and its transport network cannot be viewed in isolation when shaping EU policy.
  • fully supports the extension of TEN-T to Ukraine and Moldova; this is a timely suggestion and over time could bring added value, in particular by improving the opportunities for establishing smooth and seamless transport flows between Ukraine and EU.
  • would suggest that the migration requirement to the EU standard 1 435 mm gauge should be limited to the European Transport Corridors in order to ensure consistent and well-coordinated migration, given that the obligation on Member States to establish migration plans is limited to those corridors.