Cohesion Policy: EU funds new motorway section in Central Greece

Today, the European Commission has approved an investment of €255 million from the Cohesion Fund to construct part of a motorway in Greece. The missing link between Lamia and Xyniada will complete the Southern part of the E65 motorway, thus connecting the regions of Continental Greece and Western Thessaly to the core motorway network. Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, said: “This project is tangible proof that the EU continues to invest in improving infrastructure in Greece. Greek citizens, businesses and tourists will all benefit from the new connection.” The motorway will promote the economic, cultural and touristic development of Continental Greece and Thessaly, creating jobs and raising incomes in the region. The Lamia-Xyniada section of the motorway is scheduled to become operational in December 2021.