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Europe: TEN-T Network Maps Redrafted for Iceland, Norway and Western Balkans

Image courtesy of European Commission
Image courtesy of European Commission

The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) maps have been redrawn to update plans in Iceland and Norway and to include the Western Balkans.

The maps are the result of agreements with the EU and the Balkans to improve connectivity within the region and to the rest of Europe. The TEN-T core network will act as a homogenised reference for the development and deployment of investment  in transport infrastructure projects, as well as traffic optimisation measures such as ERTMS.

The extensions were planned with countries affected by the routes and endorsed at the Western Balkans 6 Summit in Vienna on 27 August 2015. There have also been adjustments to the existing plans in Iceland and Norway to take into account the alignment of the network on the ground. All this has been undertaken with the TEN-T Criteria, and established on the foundations set out by the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Committee.

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Commissioner Violetta Bulc said:

“By facilitating people’s mobility and trade, the realisation of this integrated transport will create favourable conditions for growth and job creation. It will also significantly contribute to the economic development of the Western Balkans region. Its successful implementation will depend, however, on the timely implementation of the core infrastructure projects, which is why the Commission offers financial support through the Connecting Europe Facility and the Investment Plan . I encourage all project promoters to make the best use of these instruments and of the new Advisory Hub.”

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