THE EUROPEAN Commission (EC) published a list of priority transport projects for trans-European networks, three of which will be built in Slovakia.
The EC projects include a €134 million modernization of the railway line between Vienna and Bratislava within the Bratislava-Paris corridor, a €1.33 billion project for the modernization of a railway line between the Polish town ok Nové Mesto nad Váhom, which is part of the Gdansk - Vienna corridor; and €180 million worth of improvements to the Danube river route between Bratislava and Vienna on the Rhine-Main-Danube corridor.
The modernizations should be launched as soon as possible with financial assistance from the trans-European network (TEN) programme, structural funds, the Cohesion Fund, and the ISPA programmes of pre-EU accession.
The list is part of the initiative to revive economic growth in the EU, and should be passed by the December summit of the Union in Brussels.
18. Nov 2003 at 0:00 | From press reports