Transport is an important sector of the EU economy that contributes to economic growth and plays a vital role in today’s mobile society. Roads, in particular, are still the main mode of inland freight and passenger transport.
As far back as 1996, the Commission issued guidelines on developing a trans-European transport network, including a road infrastructure network. While EU funding has helped to improve links between Member States and regions in recent decades, there are still gaps and missing links in the road network. Maintaining this road infrastructure is another important issue. Without proper maintenance, infrastructure can deteriorate, negatively affecting the quality and safety of roads.
The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit, which aims to assess whether the Commission’s actions ensure that the Member States’ national road plans and programmes supported by EU funding give priority to the timely completion and functioning of the TEN-T core network and the improvement of connectivity for citizens.
If you wish to contact the audit team, you may do so at the following email address: ECAemail@example.com.