EC: €807 million for military mobility via TEN-T

EC: €807 million for military mobility via TEN-T
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The European Commission is to finance a further 38 military mobility projects to support the transport of troops and equipment on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

These projects will upgrade key transport infrastructure in the EU for dual use - civil and military - with a budget of €807 million. This was the third and last call for proposals for military mobility under the CEF Transport 2021-2027. In total, the Commission is supporting 95 military mobility projects with €1.74 billion.

Under the Military Mobility 2.0 Action Plan, the projects will support Member States and partners to build an interconnected and secure Military Mobility Net. Examples include the construction and upgrading of railway infrastructure in Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Latvia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Finland and Sweden. Projects will improve dual-use infrastructure at seaports in Belgium and Sweden, airports in Latvia and Lithuania and inland waterways in France.

Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean said: "The results of the third and final call for military mobility under the CEF Transport show that there is a clear need for Member States to improve the dual use of our transport system. We received 112 proposals, 4.5 times oversubscribed, and selected projects from 18 Member States. All the projects funded will contribute to a better European infrastructure and complete the missing links, for both military and civil use".

The €1.69 billion foreseen for military mobility in the 2021-2027 CEF has been used up with the three calls in 2021, 2022 and 2023. In the light of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, Member States agreed to frontload the Military Mobility envelope in order to accelerate and maximise support for such dual-use military and civilian transport infrastructure projects. A total of 95 projects were selected and are now underway in 21 European Union Member States.

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