Transport White Paper
The Council held a policy debate on EU transport policy priorities and targets in the context of the 2011 Transport White Paper.
European fund for strategic investments and EU financing for transport
Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and European Investment Bank Vice-President Pim van Ballekom briefed ministers on new financing opportunities for transport from the European fund for strategic investments (EFSI). Innovative instruments can be combined with EU-level funding for transport such as the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
Bicycles as a sustainable mode of transport
The presidency briefed ministers on the outcome of the Informal Transport Council meeting on promoting cycling. A declaration endorsed by the informal meeting calls for a European strategy for cycling.