Briefing on how Europe should provide incentives for greener transport projects in its transport spending plans.
On 29 June 2011, the Commission proposed a new seven-year EU budget (Multiannual Financial Framework, MFF) that covers EU public expenditure between 2014 and 2020. This paper summarises the transport-relevant parts of the MFF and attempts to check whether it can help ‘decarbonise’ the transport sector.
A leading MEP has asked the Commission to stop Poland spending €1.2 billion of cohesion fund money on roads which has been given for improving rail transport.
A win/win situation in which spending by the European Union achieves better value for money at the same time as promoting more environmentally sensitive solutions has been put forward by seven NGOs, including T&E.
A report on concrete solutions to put an end to environmentally harmful subsidies within the EU Budget.
The Commission is consulting on ways of deciding how to plan the next phase of the trans-European transport network.
Response to the European Commission consultation on the EU Road Safety Action Programme 2011-2020
The NGO network CEE Bankwatch says the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development urgently needs to reduce its carbon-heavy investments in new motorways and air travel, and instead promote transport that assists the transition to a low-carbon economy. Its comments come in a consultation by the Bank on how it decides its transport lending in central and eastern Europe. Bankwatch also says the Bank’s ‘private sector at just about all costs’ approach is leading to bad lending decisions, and it should ensure that railway restructuring does not become a misleading term that takes trade off the rails because of higher costs.
Manifesto for sustainable investment. A manifesto by the European Platform of Social NGOs, European Trade Union Confederation and the European Environmental Bureau. T&E supports the manifesto and prepared the transport section.