TEN-T implementation : assessment of the repercussions at national and regional levels


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The paper shows the evolution of the list of 26 priority transport projects which has been set up since the parution of the white paper in 1993 on growth, competitiveness and employment. This list has been shortened to 11 during the European Council of Corfou and fixed to 14 projects in Essen one in December. Furthermore, the necessity of economic convergence limits the possibilities of using public funds for the implementation of those projects. This can cancel some fundings and thus priorities of some projects. It analyses how the European Parliament is now more and more involved in decisions related to Ten-T realisation and seems to renew european transport policies. It updates the Ten-T situation in 1999. It precises that the high level group on public private partnership for the realisation of Ten's confirms the funding difficulties of the missing keys of the network and that the european transport policy will be translated in a white paper on Ten-T which was expected in summer 1999. Taking into account the Channel Tunnel realisation the paper examines the regional repercussions at each end of the link. An ex post assessment shows how much public fund were involved in this project. It analyses the TGV high speed rail system reorganisation and its role at regional level highlighted with the new and evolutive legislative context in France and in Europe which preconises the setting up of a unique intermodal service transport scheme.

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