Brexit preparedness: Commissioner Bulc presents preparations in the transport sector for possible “no-deal” Brexit scenario


Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport, today presented the EU’s contingency and preparedness measures in the transport sector given the increasing risk of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. These measures have been agreed by Member States and the European Parliament in record time and aim at limiting the most significant disruptions caused by a possible “no-deal” scenario. The measures on air, road and rail transport allow for the continuation of safe basic connectivity between the EU and the UK for a limited period of time, provided that the UK maintains an adequate level of safety standards and gives reciprocal treatment to EU companies and operators. The re-alignment of the North Sea – Mediterranean Core Network Corridor adds new maritime links between Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands to the core network, and introduces a new funding priority to the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): adapting transport infrastructure for security and external border check purposes. Finally, the revision of the Regulation on ship inspection and survey organisations aims to ensure legal certainty and secure business continuity in shipping.