The European Commission has accepted the proposal of the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport to expand the Atlantic and Mediterranean Corridors within the Trans-European Transport Network to include the Spanish ports that were kept beyond the TEN-T so far. These ports are Gijon, La Coruna, Huelva, Las Palmas, Tenerife and Palma de Mallorca, informs the press service of the Spain’s Government.
This revision comes within the Wednesday’s proposal of the EC to renew the “Connecting Europe Facility” programme and include into the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 the investment of EUR 42.3 bln in the European infrastructure networks, of which EUR 30.6 bln is allocated for transport. With the exception of EUR 11.3 bln dedicated to cohesion countries, Spain may opt to receive part of this budget for the development of the efficient and sustainable trans-European transport network.
The Spanish proposal of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Corridors’ extension was prepared by the Ministry of Development (the new English name of Spain’s Ministerio de Fomento, which was called the Ministry of Public Works and Transport until the Spanish Government has changed this week and has got the new Minister since yesterday – Jose Luis Abalos). The proposal was presented to the EC last December and was accepted in full. The extension includes the following sections: