Debate on heavy transport corridors stalls

Joint work by ESTA and the IRU – the International Road Transport Union – to lobby for the creation of European heavy transport corridors that can be used for both military and non-military purposes looks close to success.

The 1.5 billion euro proposal is contained in the budget for the 2021-27 budget for the CEF – the Connecting Europe Facility, one of the most important EU investment programmes for transport projects.

However, final agreement has been delayed by an eleventh-hour dispute between the European Council and the European Parliament after the Council announced new last-minute amendments. We are expecting to hear more shortly.