Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Connecting Europe Facility and repealing Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014

1. The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is the European Union’s infrastructure funding programme for the Trans-European Networks for transport (TEN-T), energy (TEN-E) and digital communications (eTEN). It was established by Regulation (EU) 1316/2013 as part of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth with a budget of €30.4 billion (£26.7 billion) for the Multi- Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014 to 2020.
2. The Commission's proposal would repeal the existing CEF Regulation (EU) 1316/2013, as well as Regulation (EU) 283/2014 which set guidelines for telecommunications infrastructure. The proposal has been published in the context of the Commission's separate proposal for the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027, which is the subject of a separate Explanatory Memorandum 8354/18.
3. The proposal aims to set the indicative budget for each of Trans-European Networks, define their funding priorities and set their operational frameworks. The CEF provides co-funding for projects in the different sectors that have a clear European dimension with a high EU added value. The aim is to modernise the infrastructure and promote sectoral synergies which will enable the transition to a low-emission and digital society. The following allocations are proposed:

Topic  Transport 
Department  Dft 
Council Reference  9951/18 
COM Reference  COM(18)438 
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Associated file(s)


  1. 13 November 2018 Sugg-Boswell - 88 KB - pdf
  2. 25 July 2018 Sugg-Boswell - 477 KB - pdf
  3. 25 July 2018 Sugg-Cash - 477 KB - pdf
  4. 26 November 2018 Norman-Cash - 186 KB - pdf
  5. 9951/18 - 963 KB - pdf
  6. 9951/18 + Add 1 - 2 MB - pdf
  7. 9951/18 + Add 2 - 331 KB - pdf
  8. EM 9951/18 - 2 MB - pdf

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