Conclusions on effective waterway infrastructure rehabilitation and maintenance on the Danube and its navigable tributaries signed during the Danube Ministers Meeting on 3 December in Brussels
Monday, 05 August 2019 07:34The Ministers and Heads of Delegations responsible for Transport from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Moldova, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Ukraine and the Republic of Serbia met on 3 December 2018 in Brussels to reinforce their commitment towards effective waterway infrastructure rehabilitation and maintenance on the Danube and its navigable tributaries. Considering the importance of inland waterway transport for the support of Europe's growth and competitiveness and in particular the fact that the transport potential of the Danube River and of its navigable tributaries is not sufficiently exploited, all signatory ministers (with the exception of Hungary) acknowledged the efforts done so far in terms of actions, masterplans and projects and come up with a set of measures and recommendations for further enhancing the development of the Danube as an environmentally friendly and cost effective transport mode. All these measures and recommendations are encompassed in the so-called “Conclusions” document meant to be taken as reference in the future actions of the signatory Danube states. A copy of the signed conclusions can be accessed here.