Public consultation on EIB's Transport Lending Policy
On 30 March 2010 the EIB launched a public consultation in view of the revision of its transport lending policy. The consultation concluded in December 2011 with the adoption of a revised policy. It was the first sector policy the Bank consulted upon publicly.
The consultation was carried out within the context of major review of the overall EU transport policy that took place between 2009 and 2011.
In particular, on 28 March 2011, the European Commission adopted a new White Paper for transport covering the next decade, "Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area –Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system". The White Paper was adopted after the publication of the Communication "A sustainable future for transport" (July 2009) and a public consultation process that followed in 2009. In addition, the Commission adopted on 19 October 2011 a package for a new transport infrastructure policy. It comprises a proposal for the revision of the TEN-T guidelines and a proposal for a Connecting Europe Facility.