European TEN Infrastructural Network and International Logistic Challenges
The infrastructural network designed for Europe (TEN projects) recently reviewed remains very old as basic concepts and scenarios. International logistic principles and investments change very rapidly, creating new transportation and infrastructural scenarios. In the globalisation framework ships and planes are the keys, but also railways have new spring like in the first globalisation at the end of the 19th century. Designing transportation networks has been always a preliminary strategic choice to the development of large economic and political empires, so has been for Roman, Persian and Chinese. TEN projects are prepared after European marketing area has been designed. They are looking mainly inside EU territories, not to the connections with other economical areas, now drivers of globalisation like BRICS, very active in infrastructural projects for supporting their development processes. Presentation will focus on these problems and on these new scenarios highly impacting EU future.