|Author (Corporate)||European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L278, 27.10.2017|
On 9 June 2017 the European Commission presented a proposal for the signing and provisional application of the Treaty establishing the Transport Community. The Council of the European Union adopted a Decision on 11 July.
On 13 July 2018 the Commission presented a further proposal for the conclusion of the Treaty.
A well-functioning transport system connecting the Union and the neighbouring countries is essential for sustainable economic growth and the wellbeing of all citizens. Transport cooperation with the Western Balkans countries has been governed by the South East European Transport Observatory (SEETO), a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of 11 June 2004.
The MoU has, however, shown limits and following an assessment made by the European Commission in 2008, a more comprehensive cooperation approach – involving other transport policies and transport related areas – was suggested. The Council subsequently authorised the Commission to open negotiations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia on a Treaty establishing the Transport Community (TCT).
|Subject Categories||Mobility and Transport|
|Countries / Regions||Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Southeastern Europe|