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European White Paper offers some hope for ailing aviation sector but still favours rail


At the end of Mar-2011 the European Commission published its White Paper on Transport, outlining plans to operate aviation in "an environmentally sustainable way" over the next 40 years. It is a weighty document and one that rubs shoulders with individual members’ own policy documents, for example the UK’s airport strategy White Paper, which is (over)-due at some time in 2012. [2793 words]

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  • Uneven balance of transport infrastructure between east and west
  • Call for improved multimodal networks
  • Need to avoid comprising Europe’s ‘global aviation hub’ aspirations
  • The strategy – what needs to be done
  • EUR1.5 trillion bill for EU infrastructure development
  • Extension of the policy beyond boundaries
  • Jankovec: rail is not enough
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