Commissioner Bulc and seven Transport Ministers from the Alpine states promote sustainable transport in Austria
On 19 and 20 March 2015, Commissioner Bulc will attend a congress in Innsbruck (Austria) with seven Transport Ministers from the Alpine States (Austria, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland) to discuss the development of transport across the Alpine region.
In the presence of some 500 participants, the Commissioner, Ministers and promoters of key Alpine crossing projects will discuss the challenges of preparing, implementing and financing large-scale projects that cross borders of several Member States. Once completed, these projects will significantly change the flow of goods and passengers' mobility across the Alps, and improve economic relations.
On 20 March, the Commissioner and the Ministers will sign a joint declaration renewing their commitment to further promote sustainable transport in the region.
Commissioner Bulc said: "An integrated and future-oriented transport system for the Alpine region is vital for both the overall performance of Europe's transport system and the preservation of nature and peoples' living conditions in this region. With our new trans-European transport network's policy, we have powerful instruments to help drive this forward."
- Publication date
- 22 September 2016
- Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport