14 Jun EU Council adopts Connecting Europe Facility 2021-2027
The Council has adopted on 14 June the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility 2.0 (CEF 2.0) programme, worth €33.71 billion, to fund the development of high-performing, sustainable infrastructure in the fields of transport, digital and energy. This second edition of the programme will run from 2021 to 2027.
The budget for transport sector will be €25.81 billion (including €11.29 billion for cohesion countries), to promote interconnected and multimodal networks in order to develop and modernise rail, road, inland waterway and maritime infrastructure, as well as ensuring safe and secure mobility. Priority will be given to further development of the trans-European transport networks (TEN-T), focusing on missing links and cross-border projects with an EU added value. €1.38 billion of the transport budget will be used to finance major rail projects between cohesion countries.
Today’s vote will be followed by final adoption by the European Parliament.
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