EC publishes transport projects

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.

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