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Netherlands Ranks First on EU Transport Scoreboard

The Netherlands has been ranked number one in a new scoreboard on transport in the EU.

The European Commission has published for the first time a scoreboard on transport in the EU, which ranks European countries according to the quality of their transport infrastructure, their success in implementing EU law and environmental and safety issues.

It compares Member State performance in 22 transport-related categories and highlights for most of these categories the five top and bottom performers. The Netherlands and Germany top the scoreboard with high scores in 11 categories, followed by Sweden, the UK and Denmark.

The Netherlands scores highest across the EU for the quality of its port and air transport infrastructure. The Netherlands and Denmark are the only countries without any appearance among the bottom performers in any category. The Netherlands is also runner-up to Germany in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index.

The EU Transport Scoreboard aim is to give a snapshot of the diversity of Member State performance in transport matters across Europe and to help Member States identify and address shortcomings. The scoreboard brings together data from a variety of sources (such as Eurostat, the European Environment Agency, the World Bank and the OECD). The scoreboard can be consulted either by mode of transport (road, rail, maritime, air).