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European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas in Tel Aviv -Yafo

Posted on: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 14:32

During his two-day visit to Israel on December 12-13, European Commission Vice-President, Siim Kallas, responsible for Transport, met the Mayor of Tel Aviv – Yafo, Ron Huldai, to discuss the EU co-financed CIVITAS 2MOVE2 project in Tel Aviv. 

Dr. Benjamin Maor, Director of Infrastructure & Construction Administration and the Chairman of the CIVITAS 2MOVE2 Steering Committee at the Tel Aviv - Yafo Municipality, introduced the city's transportation challenges and its vision for future solutions. Likewise, Dr. Maor explained about the 2MOVE2 project focusing on the measures in Tel Aviv – Yafo.   The city participates in the 2MOVE2 project, together with Stuttgart (Germany), Brno (Czech Republic), and Malaga (Spain). The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) is also a partner in the project.

Mayor Huldai and Vice-President Kallas agreed that the European Union and Tel Aviv have common interests within CIVITAS such as the promotion of new and innovative urban mobility solutions, prioritisation of public transport and non-motorised transportation modes.

Later, Vice-President Kallas and First Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv – Yafo, Doron Sapir, visited the Tel Aviv Museum of Art where the Director of the Museum, Ms. Shuli Kislev guided them through the museum's popular new wing.  

(photo by Kfir Sivan)

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