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Community assistance for transport infrastructure: the evaluation of "Community interest" for decision making. Report from the Commission to the Council. COM (81) 507 final, 16 September 1981

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• • --_--;- ::-<:"t7.-·- • -. _.'- ~ -- COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES lNlVEESITY OF PITTSBUI:r--· Ll'L)R~~~RIES COM <81 > 507 final l . : ·< ; '' ,: .::, ) i ' - l l \ ~ l .f ~ .~. GifT & EXCHANG\ilrusse ls, 16th September 1981 COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOR TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE : THE EVALUATION OF "COMMUNITY INTEREST" FOR DECISION MAKING (Report from the Commission to the Council) COM(81) 507 final collsvs Text Box User Rectangle User Rectangle .. • . -l-· . ' . . Community assiStance for tranSJ>ort .infra.stru~ture: the e~Va.luation of 'Commu:Il;i ty interest' for dec~si~n making . =-====~======--=========~=============.====~= . . . 1~ - Introduction 1.1• The Commission's proposal to create ·-a. financial in~trV.ment1 to assist i'nfra- ' structure ·projects stipulatES that th.e· project should be .shown to be of Community interest·. ifuilst national interest is of prim~r;y' importance in infra.-» ·structure planningf some aspects of niajar projects. can be.particu1arly relevant ·to the. Ccmlinunity as a. wholee These 'Comm:unity' interest 11 aspects in. the '," . I , . -. .. - •' • Commission's view merit atten.tio:n in. conjunction Wi tb. national ,factors. i i'.' The. questions posed on Community interest can be placed in two groups:-· / . first ·: on the practicability of :i.denti:fying the''Community as compared to. the national interest' of a pr~ject; ' ' . second# the possibility o'f tra.n:alating Commum:ty interest into a qu..all~:i.fi·able . · form • . This paper is addressed to these questions in an attempt to ·propose a pra.ctic?~- . .• . a.nd a.cceptapla _approach.. . .. ,. · · · · · •••• . .. ..!!· ·. 1~2. The starting point~ of the paper is th.e Commissiori~a proposal for a financial . instrument •. The p~per 'contends that. the. concept of CQmmuni ty interest i_s both . I·. r.eleva.nt and appropriate for wo:rk in th~s r;eld~ An attempt is made, by. r~ference to -b

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