What is being negotiated?
The idea of Trans-European networks (TENs) emergend by the end of the 1980s in conjuction with the proposed single market. The large market, with the freedom of movement of people, goods, services and capital, implied the connection of regional and modern networks with modern and efficient infrastructure.
The creation of trans-European networks is an very important element of economic growth as well as employment growth in the European Union. The EU aims is to promote the interconnection and interoperability of national networks, and to increase approach to those networks.
The aim of establishing and developing trans-European networks and advancing the appropriate connectivity and interoperability of national networks is to fully utilize the internal market and contribute to economic growth and job creation in the European Union. Without a modern infrastructure which would connected different regional and national networks, it is not possible to establish a free flow of goods, services, capital and workers, which is an important element for achieving the economic and social cohesion of the Union.