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FIEC joins campaign “More EU budget for transport”

FIEC joins campaign “More EU budget for transport – the best Investment Plan for Europe”

The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) officially joined the coalition of stakeholders promoting a stronger budget for transport for after 2020.

“Together with a number of other organisations involved in transport matters, FIEC believes that investing in transport, and in particular in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), is crucial for Europe’s growth and jobs,”  stressed FIEC President Jean-Louis Marchand. “This is why we advocate for a stronger budget for the Connecting Europe Facility for after 2020, with grants remaining the major component,” added Marchand.

Indeed, FIEC considers that there are a number of transport infrastructure projects which are vital for EU’s competitiveness but do not generate the necessary return on investment in order to attract private investors. They therefore require a strong commitment from the EU and national public authorities.

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