REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network and repealing Decision No 661/2010/EU
1. Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 sets out a long-term strategy for the development of a complete trans-European transport network (TEN-T), consisting of infrastructure for railways, maritime and air transport, roads, inland waterways and rail-road terminals.
2. The TEN-T is made up of two layers:
• A Comprehensive Network based on the Commission’s criteria for regional connectivity (with technical standards and infrastructure developments to be applied by the end of 2050).
• A more focused Core Network which brings together transport routes, urban nodes and hubs of strategic importance for transport flows within the internal market and between the EU and its neighbours.
3. Under Article 49(4) of Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013, the Commission has the power to adopt delegated acts concerning the adaptation of Annexes I and II of the Regulation to take account of possible changes resulting from the quantitative thresholds applicable to certain components of the TEN-T. Under Article 49(6), the Commission has the power to adopt delegated acts concerning the adaptation of Annex III in order to include or adapt indicative maps of neighbouring countries.