A summary of the consideration of the draft opinion is now available.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a loan of EUR 250 million for the construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the A10/A24 motorway in the German State Brandenburg. In particular the project comprises the widening from 4 to 6 lanes of a 29.6km section of the A10 between Havelland and Pankow as well as the reconstruction of a 29.2km section of the four lane A24 between Neuruppin and Kremmen. The project furthermore entails the maintenance and operation of an additional 5.4km section of existing road connecting the two motorways. The EIB loan was made possible by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EFSI is the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE), under which the EIB Group and the European Commission are working together as strategic partners to boost the competitiveness of the European economy.
Today, the Commission adopted the report on the mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The evaluation assessed the programme’s overall performance in light of its objectives, and what has been achieved to date. Regarding transport financing, the report recognises that CEF has brought a clear added value, in particular for the completion of the TEN-T core network by 2030 and for the low-emission mobility ambition.