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FVG Region-Bavaria agreement on transportation and economic competitiveness

TRIESTE - Today, the President of the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia Debora Serracchiani and President of Bavaria Horst Seehofer signed an agreement to improve connections and reduce bureaucracy related to cargo handling.

The document signed includes also a cooperation to increase economic competitiveness, sustainable development and innovation within the Alpine Region of Europe (EUALP). The signing of the agreement has been attended by some members of the regional government, the Mayor of Trieste, Roberto Cosolini, the Port Commissioner Zeno D'Agostino and the Bavarian Minister of Federal Affairs Marcel Huber.
As far as cargo transportation is concerned, it has been decided to establish a working group between the port of Trieste, the Logistics Competence Centre (LKZ) of Prien, customs authorities, local Chambers of Commerce, industrial systems and railways. Bavaria, in fact, refers to the Mediterranean ports - and the Port of Trieste in particular - as more advantageous for commercial trading with Asia.
Within the framework of the Action Plan of the Alpine (EUSALP Region), sponsored by the European Union to increase competitiveness and social solidarity, initiatives are expected to develop research and innovation, improve the adaptation of the labor market, education and training in strategic sectors and to promote intermodality in passenger and freight transport.
The implementation path of the agreement will be monitored by the Presidency Office of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Bavarian State Chancellery, with a general audit in the summer of 2018.