European Parliement's votes on Connecting Europe Facility and TENT-T

Rules on how the EU's "Connecting Europe Facility" (CEF), is to fund infrastructure projects of common interest for trans-European transport, energy and telecoms networks were approved in a joint vote by the EP Transport and Industry committees on Tuesday.

Three-fifths of future CEF funding is earmarked to develop modern, sustainable, safe and high performance trans-European transport networks.

In the same meeting, a map and guidelines for developing the Transeuropean Transport Networks (TEN-T) in 2014-2020 were amended.

For the first time, MEPs have decided to include cycling within the TEN-T guidelines.

The vote will now go to the Parliament’s full plenary before the details are discussed and negotiated with EU Member States at the Council of the European Union later next year.