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This Communication examines the situation of infrastructure in the trans-European network and its financing and shows the need to implement, without delay, a set of complementary measures centering on a more effective use of the funding earmarked for trans-European infrastructure. These measures rest on two major pillars:
- better coordination of public and private financing of the trans-European transport network;
- an effective European electronic toll service.

The document also presents a legislative instrument:
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the widespread introduction and interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community.
This will enable a Community approach to be taken to the question of infrastructure charging and will define the conditions for implementing the cross-financing evoked in the Transport White Paper.

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Record Number: 5503 / Last updated on: 2003-10-17