I would like to the ask Commission once again two questions out of five that have already been put to it in writing (P-9178/2010), but that the Directorate-General for Transport totally ignored.
Is the Commission of the opinion that the Vilshofen-Straubing monitoring group cannot fulfil the critical and constructive role intended for it by the EU in ensuring proper implementation of the study and ensuring transparency and consensus because this study was drawn up by Rhein-Main-Donau AG, which has itself an economic interest in these upgrading works?
Is the Commission aware that the German transport minister, Mr Ramsauer (CSU) has publicly advocated upgrading on the basis of variant C 280, although Article III.2.6. of the grant notification requires the Federal Republic of Germany to ensure that the research is conducted impartially and objectively? The Commissioner responsible is requested not to ignore this question again. This study, at a cost of EUR 33 million, risks becoming the ‘Stuttgart 21’ of Lower Bavaria.