The future of transport investments - What MFF do we need?

The future of transport investments - What MFF do we need?

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Renaissance Hotel - Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels

The CER Fact Sheet and photos from this event are now available to download. Thanks to all who contributed to this successful evening!


About the event

CER believes the resources allocated to rail transport in the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework will play a key role in ensuring that the transport system as a whole efficiently supports the EU’s economic growth. Considerable financial resources are still required to complete the TEN-T rail network as well as to modernise and digitalise rail infrastructure in Europe for the benefit of Europe’s citizens. While CER recognises that the EU budget is likely to shrink post-Brexit, the wider benefits from transport should not be forgotten. 

On 31 January 2018, CER and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU therefore hosted a roundtable on the future of transport financing in the context of the discussions on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

The event featured keynote speeches from Velik Zanchev, Deputy Minister for Transport of the Bulgarian Government, and Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, followed by a high-level panel debate between European Commission, European Parliament and rail sector representatives.