Making the common transport policy work
A T&E note to ministers on the common transport policy.
The principal goal of European transport policy should be the decoupling of transport growth from economic growth. Heads of state and Heads of Government underlined the importance of decoupling at the Gothenburg Summit. The Common Transport Policy needs to reflect this.
The Common Transport Policy White Paper adopted by the European Commission fails to completely address the demands for sustainability made by EU leaders at Gothenburg; it lacks a clear vision for a genuinely new approach and sufficient individual pol- icy measures to deliver them.