Regional access to markets
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
DPSIR: Driving force
- TERM 015
Policy issue: Ensure balanced accessibility of regions and markets by different modes of transport
Access to European markets (i.e. to population, job opportunities etc.) varies significantly among the EU regions - as does GDP - and is highest in north-western Europe. Studies on the link between the transport infrastructure and services and regional development are inconclusive as regards the extent to which transport infrastructure actually leads to growth in economic welfare and strengthens cohesion among regions.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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