State secretary Košorok attends a video conference of transport ministers of the Trio Presidency on the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency in the field of transport
State secretary Blaž Košorok today participated in a video conference of transport ministers of the Trio Presidency of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia, which was hosted by the Portuguese Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Pedro Nuno Santos, who currently chairs the meetings of EU transport ministers. The meeting of the transport ministers of the Trio Presidency takes place ahead of an informal video conference of EU transport ministers to be held on Tuesday, 30 March. The Trio Presidency has taken stock of the work of the Portuguese Presidency so far and the developments on individual dossiers considered.
As part of an overview of the objectives set by the Trio Presidency, State Secretary presented the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency in the field of transport. "The Slovenian Presidency will pursue two main objectives in the field of transport: sustainability and resilience. In the field of sustainability, Slovenia's two main political priorities will be e-mobility and alternative fuels. Regarding the recovery and resilience of the transport sector, we will continue working where necessary in response to the crisis if it continues," said State Secretary Košorok.
The ministers also touched on the European Year of Rail of 2021, which aims to promote rail transport, its use and the positive effects of rail transport on the environment. In this regard, State Secretary stressed that the development of sustainable transport policies could not be achieved without rail transport. "Slovenia supports the EU's efforts to reduce the negative impacts of transport on the environment. I am aware that rail transport can make a huge contribution to reducing emissions from transport," concluded State Secretary Blaž Košorok.