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The CPMR has repeated its commitment to ensuring that the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds are not only allocated to the nine transnational corridors.

However, the CPMR’s member regions and its Geographical Commissions have also stressed that they want to take part in the selection of priority projects on the corridors that concern their territories.

As a result of these positions, the CPMR is urging its member regions to attend the ninth meeting of the Connecting Europe Facility corridors in Brussels from 5-9 December.

The presence of the Regions in these meetings is essential, as the European Commission is already preparing the revision of the post-2020 corridors.

This review falls within the broader framework of the revision of the CEF regulation. Next spring, on based on the contributions of its Geographical Commissions, the CPMR will publish a proposal incorporating both the corridor routes and the amendments to be introduced in the regulation in order to take into better account the criterion of ‘accessibility’.