Belgrade, 28 March – The 19th Regional Steering Committee (RSC) meeting of the Transport Community was held today in Belgrade and online. The Permanent Secretariat delivered an update on completed studies and technical assistance in 2022, with a focus on outcomes and follow-up activities.
The Secretariat presented activities related to:
– technical assistance for baseline assessment and financial implications to e-tolling interoperability in the Western Balkans,
– technical assistance for capacity building in management and operations of the border crossing points along the indicative TEN-T Network
– technical assistance for deployment of e – freight and implementation of Regulation (EU) 2020/1056 on electronic freight transport information and the assessment of the rail market in the Western Balkans in terms of capacities, policies, economic and technical level of development of freight and passenger transport segments.
The committee endorsed the Action Plan on implementation of the social Acquis in the Western Balkans. The European Commission representative provided an update on the revision of Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) indicative extension in the Western Balkans.
The Secretariat shared details of preparations for this year’s flagship event, Connectivity Summit, which will take place in Montenegro on 15-16 May. The aim of the Summit is to bring the attention of the wider community of professionals and political stakeholders to the issues related to sustainable and efficient transport and logistics, as prerequisites for attracting investments and enhanced trade within the region of Western Balkans, as well as between the region and EU.