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More than SEK 600 million to Swedish infrastructure
It has recently been decided that eight Swedish projects will receive funding from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
“I am pleased that our Swedish projects will receive strong co-funding from the EU. These projects are important for the regions concerned, for Sweden and for Europe as a whole. When we invest in infrastructure, we build strong societies and confidence in the future,” says Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth.
CEF investments aim to address and fill in the missing links, particularly in the trans-European networks for transport, energy and telecommunications. CEF contributes to enhancing competitiveness in the EU, and economic, social and territorial cohesion. Eight projects involving Swedish partners are now to receive a total of about EUR 99 million, of which Swedish actors will receive an estimated EUR 64 million.
On 16 July 2020, the Member States in the CEF Transport Committee considered the Commission’s proposed funding allocation. The formal decision will be taken by the Commission, once the European Parliament has had its say.
Projects involving Swedish actors:
- Coordinated supply of onshore power in Baltic seaports, Ports of Stockholm
- Removal of a major bottleneck between Flackarp and Arlöv on the Swedish Southern Main Line, Swedish Transport Administration
- The West Link – railway tunnel in Gothenburg, Swedish Transport Administration
- New East-Coast Line, a railway study for a 40-km section of double track between Gävle and Kringlan, Swedish Transport Administration
ERTMS On-board prototyping in Sweden 2020–2023, Swedish train operators
- SESAR Deployment Programme Deployment 2019 IOP foundation 2019_002_AF5, LFV
- Sea Li-ion, Stena Rederi
- Upgrade of the Baltic Sea Bridge Kapellskär–Naantali – (MoS Finnlink), Port of Kapellskär
In its decision of 20 February 2020, the Government approved the project applications for which co-financing has now been granted.