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EU's message, values more important than ever post-Brexit, Bulc says

The Brexit won't stop the European Union (EU) pushing on with transport and infrastructure projects, the European Commission's transport chief told CNBC, amid the upheaval caused by Britain's impending exit from the EU.

Instead, the U.K.'s vote to exit the EU had underlined for the trade bloc the importance of its "fundamental messages and values," Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016 in Tianjin, China.

"We will make sure that we don't challenge economic stability and are very much focused on creating conditions for businesses to evolve," she said, of the EU's transport and infrastructure plans.

The European Commission announced 195 transport projects in June, according to an official statement, which said the project would receive 6.7 billion euros ($7.39 billion) of funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), and could create up to 100,000 jobs in the European economy by 2030.

Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport.
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Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport.

Recently completed projects include Switzerland's Gotthard rail tunnel, the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, that goes through the Alps as part of the core trans-European transport network (TEN-T).

Bulc told CNBC the European Commission was also committed to building infrastructure ties with China.

"We are now strategically planning one of the most important global projects, which is Silk Road, which could enhance the transport connectivity between Europe and Asia," the Slovenian politician said.

"We need to make sure that all countries along the [Silk Road] corridor can use it for their own growth and development as well," she added.

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