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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

 “Connecting Europe”: 4 projects for Greece

Four grant agreements of total budget of 725,7 million euros were signed by the  Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism and the European Commission through the competent service «Innovation and Networks Executive Agency» (INEA). Under the mechanism «Connecting Europe Facility» four high European added value projects will be funded. The projects are related to major infrastructures and studies for the upgrading of the railway network in Greece.

Here are the relevant projects:

  • Completion of the new double, electrified railway line high speed Tithorea - Lianokladi - Domokos, 106 km, budget of 430.3 mil. euros.

  • Construction of the railway infrastructure in the part Rhododendron - Psathopyrgos of the new railway line Athens - Patras, budget 290.6 mil. euros.

  • Studies to upgrade the infrastructure in parts of the railway line Thessaloniki – Bastion, budget of 1.0 mil. euros.

  • New single railway line between Thessaloniki - Amphipolis - New Karvali, budget of 3.8 mil. euros.

Through the Mechanism “Connecting Europe”, also known as CEF (Connecting Europe Facility), the Commission promotes the most extensive and targeted investment of EU in transport infrastructure with a focus on growth, strengthening of single market, lifting of isolation, reduction of pollutants and increase of jobs.

The new calls Cohesion Call and General Call of "Connecting Europe" are open and available here.














The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.


The sole responsibility for the content of this report lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months

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