Consultation launched on EU transport policy

The European Commission has launched a consultation in preparation for a review of EU transport policies set out in a 2001 white paper (EED 12/09/01). Stakeholders have until 31 December to respond to questions including the key environmental aspects of congestion, pollution, modal shift from rail to roads and massive growth in aviation. In June, transport commissioner Jacques Barrot said that the EU should reconsider the white paper's objective of decoupling transport growth from economic growth. See consultation, and Mr Barrot's speech.

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