Corridor V - top -
is one of the Pan-European Corridors, the axes around which the entire framework of political, commercial and social connections of the whole of Europe is built. As their routes show, the corridors also constitute the starting point for intercontinental relations. Corridor V runs from Venice/Trieste in Italy to Kiev in Ukraine with branches towards Bosnia,-Herzegovina and Slovakia. It is regarded by Italy as of the utmost importance for the development of Trieste as an Adriatic port and of the entire Italian North-Eastern region. There are in fact close and substantial trading links between that area and Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and Romania. Corridor V is also the natural extension of the high capacity railway line (Turin-Milan-Venice- Trieste) that runs across an intensely productive part of Italy. This is why the Province of Milan has assigned and financed the realization of this CD Rom by Emanuela C. Del Re. Corridor V has a strong economic and geo-political relevance. It is in direct competition with the Paris-Berlin-Warsaw ‚ÄďMoscow axis. Corridor V is also connected to the planned railway tunnel Turin‚ÄďLyon, and this would greatly benefit Spain, which would thus be connected to the ex-Soviet block countries. During the third European Transport Conference held in Helsinki in 1997 the request was granted to Bosnia‚ÄďHerzegovina of being connected to Corridor V through the branch Ploce-Sarajevo-Budapest. Byelorussia on its part requested a connection between Kiev and Minsk. Corridor V is an antagonist of the Paris-Berlin-Warsaw-Moscow axes.Corridor V
Emanuela C. Del Re, Corridoio V, Province of Milan, 2003, CD Rom.
Corridor VIII - top -
Corridor VIII is a connection axis that runs from Durr√ęs on the Adriatic¬† to Varna on the Black Sea crossing Albania, F.Y.R. Macedonia and Bulgaria. It is a multimode project that comprises roads, railways, oil and gas pipelines, telecommunications, concerning also transport and infrastructure. It connects the west to the east joining Europe to the Caucasus.Its impact is strong at many levels: social and economic, geo-strategic, geo-political, and as regards security issues.¬†¬† Corridor VIII is of extreme importance not only for South Eastern Europe, but also for Italy - where the international Secretariat of the Corridor has been established - and for the EU. Despite the scepticism that has so far often sourrounded Corridor VIII, it remains a crucial project, the realisation of which contributes to the development of common interests, integration and stability.¬†¬†¬† This vast study by Emanuela C. Del Re, offers a comprehensive in-depth analysis of the Corridor in its many implications at national, regional and international level. Projects, financing, state of art, initiatives, are here analysed in critical perspective, through a large number of of scientificaly reliable data.¬†¬†¬† The analysis is enriched by the results of years long field researches, that allow a profound understanding of problems and prospects.¬†¬†¬† Although this study has been published in 2004, it still constitutes an important source of analysis and information on Corridor VIII, the Balkan region, the international actors and their respective roles and interests, the various economic, political, social sectors involved and much more.
E. C. Del Re, Corridor VIII. Realization, financing, works, impact, Rome, Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport-ANAS, 2004