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Transport is an important sector in the Mediterranean partner countries for facilitating mobility, trade and regional integration. Today, the continued economic development of the countries in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean relies on expanding and strengthening transport infrastructure both within and between the Mediterranean partner countries and also between the region and the European Union (EU).
Since 2002 the EIB has provided EUR 13 billion in loans, of which EUR 2.5 billion for the transport sector, i.e. 17% of FEMIP loans in the Mediterranean partner countries. Transport sectors supported include road, rail, air, maritime links and urban public transport.