In contrast to the sharp construction slowdown in SEE, transport infrastructure remains one of the most dynamic sectors in the region’s economy. The main trigger for transport infrastructure development is the massive public investment, both by the national governments and the EU.
Improved utilisation of EU funds will contribute significantly to the recovery of the transport infrastructure sector in SEE. The European Commission strives to promote growth, employment and competitiveness via targeted infrastructure investment at European level. This could be achieved with the means of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), aimed at construction of integrated trans-European transport, energy and telecommunication networks. For the 2014– 2020 programming period CEF’s proposed budget for transport infrastructure projects for the entire EU is 31.7 billion euro.
The country with the largest transport network in SEE in 2011 was Romania. It was the leader in the amount of transported cargo by all types of transport. Romania also received more funds from the EU’s Operational Programme Transport for the period 2007–2013 than any other country in the region – 4.57 billion euro.
More details about the transport networks in Southeast Europe and another analysis you can find at http://top100.seenews.com/