Connecting Europe Facility approved by the European Parliament


On 26th February 2014, the European Parliament approved a €1 billion investment package to support pan-European digital projects and high-speed broadband networks. Members of the European Parliament voted in their Plenary Session to support the digital part of the Connecting Europe Facility. It was proposed by the Commission in 2011 to improve Europe's transport, energy and digital networks.

The majority of funding will support digital services such as infrastructure, pan-European platforms and seamless cross-border public services: eProcurement, eHealth and Open Data among others.
The building blocks developed within e-SENS will aim to provide the foundation for the platform of “core services” for the eGovernment cross-border digital infrastructure foreseen in the regulation for implementing the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

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