The road link between the Czech Republic and Poland or the traffic situation at the border. These were the main topics discussed by Czech transport minister Martin Kupka and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Adamczyk during a tour of the border region. They also visited the construction site of the S3 speedway near Lubawka in Poland and held talks with the mayors of the municipalities affected by the construction of the D11 motorway in Trutnov.
Revision of the TEN-T regulation, promotion of high-speed railways across Europe and strengthening of the role of the European Union in space. This was what the transport minister Martin Kupka spoke about to the Members of the European Parliament. Speaking in the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), he presented and explained to MEPs the Czech Presidency's transport plans for the upcoming six months.
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) partnered with Czech rail operator České dráhy and infrastructure manager Správa železnic to host an event on 11 July looking at the state of high-speed rail in Europe. Organised with the Czech Presidency of the EU Council, the debate was opened by Czech Minister of Transport Martin Kupka. Czechia is currently preparing a major high-speed rail project connecting the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region and laying an important foundation for the wider European vision of linking all major European cities by high-speed rail.
On 8 July 2022, the Transport Programme 2021-2027 (OPD3) was officially approved by the European Commission. This paves the way for the Czech Republic to draw approximately EUR 4.9 billion to be spent primarily on the development of the road and rail network, but also on support of rail transport in cities, the construction of alternative fuel infrastructure and other interventions moving the transport system towards greater sustainability.
Expansion of TEN-T transport networks, e-mobility and high-speed rail lines all over Europe. All these topics were discussed by Transport Minister Martin Kupka at the Connecting Europe Days event in Lyon, France. On top of the joint programme, the minister also met with Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov, with whom he discussed the ways how to better connect Ukraine and EU countries.
Better connection and development the European transport network, promotion of high-speed rail lines and clean mobility. These are some of the topics of the upcoming Czech Presidency of the EU Council in transportation. The Czech Republic will also focus on autonomous transport and support of space activities.