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This document is the final report of the project "Deregulation and Transport in an Enlarged European Union". The objective of this project was to explore key issues emerging from the adaptation of the transport system of the first round accession countries in Eastern Europe to both the current European Union regulatory framework and to forthcoming regulations. The secondary objective was to encourage the exchange of experiences and strengthen relationships between experts and policy-makers in the transport sector of the EU and the accession countries. In both respects, the work was carried out mainly to support other ongoing activities at IPTS, in particular the Futures programme and the transport/mobility project.

This report gives an overview of the progress towards liberalisation and deregulation of the freight transport systems of both the EU and the accession countries. It furthermore highlights a selected number of key problem areas and challenges to policy makers in the accession process. The focus is on the effects on transport demand, environmental impacts and infrastructure requirements resulting from the accession of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary to the European Union.

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Authors: HENSTRA D, TNO Inro, Delft University (NL);JORG L, ARCS Austrian Research Centre, Seibersdorf (AT);DUX P, VDI-TZ Technology Centre, Dusseldorf (DE);WEBER M.K, IPTS, Sevilla (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19581 EN (2000), 48pp, Euro: free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XII Communication Unit, rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32-2-2950001 Fax:+32-2-2958220
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