The EU has been pushing for the implementation of a new travel system in Europe for some time now. However, the plans have been met with yet another delay and will not be in place until 2025.
The new travel system is designed to make it easier for people to move around Europe and enjoy the benefits of the EU’s shared market. It is expected to improve freedom of movement and simplify business and tourism needs.
The delay in the implementation of the new system is largely due to the technical and bureaucracy involved in the project. The complexity of such a system means that each European country must be involved in the construction and implementation. This process takes time and often results in delays.
Not only is the implementation of the new travel system being delayed, but the budget has also been cut down significantly. The original budget of €4 billion has been reduced to €1.8 billion. This means resources have to be spread more thinly over the remaining years until implementation in 2025.
For those living in Europe, this delay can be frustrating. The freedom of movement within Europe has always been a great benefit for those wishing to explore different countries and cultures. Whilst the introduction of the new travel system will make it easier and more convenient to move around the continent, the delay in implementation has put a strain on current arrangements.
The EU will no doubt be eager to implement the new travel system as soon as possible. This delay however, means that it will be a few more years until Europeans can enjoy the benefits of a unified transportation system around the continent.