EU transport sector calling for more budget for transport

EU transport sector calling for more budget for transport

44 European transport organisations, representing the key spectrum of Europe’s transport network, are again joining forces in a campaign to urge the Council and the European Parliament to increase the EU financial instruments to transport.

The transport sector is of strategic importance in responding to Europe’s geostrategic, environmental and capacity challenges. Recent and ongoing crises have proven once again that only with a strong, adaptable and innovative transport sector at its core, Europe will be able to respond effectively to massive disruptions and safeguard its supply chain sovereignty. 

If Europe is to strengthen its resilience and be a leader in the shift to net-zero, it must reflect these ambitions in the new EU budget for transport.

As essential contributors to Europe’s economic vitality, road transport SMEs require greater support to navigate operational challenges, enhance social and environmental sustainability and foster economic growth. Increased EU funding is crucial to ensure the resilience and efficiency of Europe’s transport infrastructure, to the benefit of operators and driving forward our shared goals of prosperity and sustainability.

To this aim, in the context of the review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework, strong instruments like the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) are the best guarantee to unlock the full potential of the sector, delivering high EU added value and fostering a level playing field across Europe. 

“UETR is pleased to join and support the campaign. At this challenging time, there is a strong need to boost the EU financial instruments to allow road hauliers to deliver goods and keep contributing to growth and jobs in an efficient and sustainable manner” said UETR Secretary General Marco Digioia. 

The leaflet of the More EU Budget for Transport coalition is attached and available here and will be officially handed over to the European Commission in Brussels during the Connecting Europe Days, on the 4th of April at 5.30 pm (venue: SQUARE convention center – Gold Hall).

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