BAK welcomes the further expansion of the trans-European transport networks (TEN-T) and the availability of European co-financing. However, it disapproves of the use of funds from the Connection Europe Facility (CEF) for military purposes. In order for Austria to be able to fully benefit from co-financing, it would have to deviate from its neutrality status. BAK appreciates the European Commission (EC)’s intention of making a contribution to attaining the climate objectives through the financing of transport infrastructure projects, but critically views the fact that this vision is not reflected in the relevant sections of the regulation. BAK therefore takes the view that the draft regulation needs to be amended as regards the evaluation of the investments.

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