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Official Journal
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Series L


2024/751

27.2.2024

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2024/751

of 11 December 2023

amending Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the indicative maps of the trans-European transport network

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network and repealing Decision No 661/2010/EU (1), and in particular Article 49(6) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 provides for the possibility to adapt the indicative maps of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) of specific neighbouring countries, or add new ones, based on high-level agreements on transport infrastructure networks between the Union and the neighbouring countries concerned.

(2)

High-level understandings were signed between the Union and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (*1), Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia in May-July 2023. The agreements on the changes to the indicative TEN-T maps concern railway, road and inland waterways. The changes to the indicative maps should allow the Union to better target its cooperation with the Western Balkan partners.

(3)

Firstly, these changes will contribute to a better prioritisation of infrastructure projects located on the TEN-T in the Western Balkans region, notably by upgrading the railway connection between Durrës and Skopje from the comprehensive to the extended core network. Secondly, these changes will improve transport connections within the region and between the region and the EU Member States by adding rail and road connections to the TEN-T. Thirdly, the revised TEN-T includes additional nodes (airports and ports) thereby reinforcing the coherence of the TEN-T in the region.

(4)

Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 11 December 2023.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 348, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(*1)  This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 (1999) and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.


ANNEX

In Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013, maps 13.1, 13.2, 13.3 and 13.4 are replaced by the following:

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