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Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: From garbage to recycling, plastic helps study and kill hunger -6
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Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: From garbage to recycling, plastic helps study and kill hunger -3
Plastic waste pickers at Hulen dump in Maputo,where they will weigh and sell the effort of their work to a...
Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: From garbage to recycling, plastic helps study and kill hunger -2
An employee of a recycling company in Maputo make the selection of the plastic collected and delivered by plastic pickers,...
Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: From garbage to recycling, plastic helps study and kill hunger -1
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Country could become 'railway island' if EU gauge is not adopted soon - business group




Lisbon, Aug. 13,2020 (Lusa)–A group of Portuguese linked to the railway sector warned the European Commissioner for Transport, Adina Valean, of the possibility of Portugal becoming a railway island in Europe due to the delay in adopting "the European gauge" on international lines.
In a letter sent to the commissioner, to which Lusa had access, the group of 29 signatories said they were aware of the presentation Valean made in Parliament on the state of play of the public consultation on the new TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Network), welcoming the warning of the danger of peripheral regions being left out of this reform, aggravating economic and social imbalances.
"[...] We want to alert you to the risk of this happening in Portugal, a peripheral country that is likely to become a rail island in Europe, due to the systematic delay in adopting the European gauge (1.435 mm) on its international lines", reads the document signed by leaders such as the former Minister for Industry Luís Mira Amaral.
Thus, as they stressed, the country would be deprived of competitive land routes for the transport of goods "to and from most of the EU", also preventing competition in international rail operations, "relegating Portugal to a rail monopoly situation, as the Portuguese government defends.
Subscribers therefore hope that the new TEN-T will be used "to drive a transformation" in the Portuguese railway infrastructure "towards its full integration into European networks".
The group also said it was aware of the possibility of the European Commission certifying as interoperable, within the EU's core network, Portuguese air routes "in Iberian gauge (1.668 mm), on routes of the Atlantic corridor of the core network, whose gauge cannot fail to be the one laid down in EU regulation 1315/2013 (1.435 mm)", a situation that leaves the subscribers "very concerned".
"We think, first of all, that this certification would go against the objectives and would affect the credibility of the new TEN-T. Instead of being an instrument for modernisation, strengthening mobility and promoting economic cohesion, such certification would, in practice, turn the TEN-T into an instrument for bureaucratic justification of a historical error: it would contribute to the non-opening to Europe of the Portuguese railway system, thus aggravating the logistical conditions of a country geographically peripheral to the centre of Europe", they pointed out.
In this regard, the Portuguese group asked the commissioner to clarify Brussels' position on "the possible certification as interoperable of lines in the core Iberian gauge network".
Among the signatories of this document are, besides Luís Mira Amaral, businessman Henrique Neto, former Secretary of State for Justice João Luís Mota Campos, president of the Business Association of Portugal, Luís Miguel Ribeiro, as well as the mayor of Viseu, António Almeida Henriques, and professor of the Higher Institute of Economics and Management José Augusto Felício.
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Agency : LUSA

Date : 2020-08-14 09:20:00







 

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