When public money threatens a commercial ferry operation 

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“It is hard to compete with tax money,” says Molslinjen’s CEO Carsten Jensen. He refers to the agreement between the Danish Government and the Dansk Folkeparti, where it has been promised to lower the crossing prices over the Great Belt Bridge by 25 per cent. Carsten Jensen calls it a distortion of the market. 

Molslinjen carries more than 1.3 million cars and nearly 2.8 million passengers a year on the routes Aarhus-Odden and Ebeltoft-Odden. On September 1, 2018, Molslinjen will take over the Bornholmroute. 

Photo: Molslinjen’s CEO Carsten Jensen ©Molslinjen 

30 organisations ask Europe to invest more in transport 

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With the slogan “More EU budget for transport, the best investment plan for Europe” a coalition of thirty European transport organisations launched a campaign for a strong connecting Europe Facility for the next financial period 2021-2028. 

“We are very pleased to see that 30 transport organisations, covering all modes and nodes, service providers, users and cargo owners are supporting this plea for a strong financial support for the completion of the TEN-T network. 750 billion euro is needed to complete the TEN-T core network. We all know that transport projects with a high societal return do not always generate the necessary return on investment. We also believe that CEF support is the best guarantee to deliver high EU added value and responsible grant management”, says ESPO’s Secretary General Isabelle Ryckbost, who presented the campaign on behalf of the Coalition at the Connecting Europe Conference on 21 and 22 September in Tallinn.