Infrastructure - TEN-T - Connecting Europe
Vice President Siim Kallas, in one of the last acts of his mandate as the European Commissioner responsible for Transport, today announced the appointment of a new European Coordinator for the North Sea Baltic Core Network transport corridor.
Mrs Catherine Trautmann, former mayor of Strasbourg and long-serving MEP, will replace Pavel Telička as the Coordinator for this 2500 km long multi-modal transport corridor linking Helsinki and Tallinn on the Baltic with the major North Sea ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Hamburg by way of the Baltic States, Poland and Germany.
Mrs Trautmann already has considerable experience within the European Institutions as a former Minister and MEP and has gathered broad experience in the transport field, regarding urban nodes – the urban tramway system for Strasbourg was developed during her time as mayor – high speed rail and Inland Waterways and ports. Mrs Trautmann was much involved in the financing and set-up of the TGV–Est high speed train link between Paris and Strasbourg.