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EUs transport attachés in Stavanger to learn about the transport policy of Norway

Last updated: 10/07/2012 // 41 transport attachés from the EU member states and EU institutions visited Stavanger 27 – 29 June. The visit was organized jointly by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Minister of Transport and Communications Marit Arnstad initiated the visit by giving a lecture at the Norwegian Oil Museum about Norwegian transport policy in a European perspective. In the lecture, she emphasized that Norway has, because of the topography and population patterns, several challenges that differ from the EU countries in the transport sector, and that there therefore may require adjustments to the regulations coming from Brussels. 

Minister Arnstad also stressed that Norway have much to contribute to the transport sector in the European context. One example is that we have come a long way in the development and use of ITS in the transport sector. Arnstad also presented the positive results on the area of ​​traffic safety. 

During the visit, the attachés were also presented the transport agencies’ proposal for  the National Transport Plan (NTP) from 2014 to 2023, the national study of high-speed trains  and the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in ferries and shipping. The attachés also got to visit major and important transport hubs like Risavika harbor and the Rescue Coordination Centre at Sola. 

Because the EU regulations on the transport sector remains largely relevant to the EEA, and Norway and the EU have many common interests, these visits are important to establish contacts and exchange experiences. A similar visit was conducted in Oslo in 2008. 

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