UNIFE Briefing January 2017

UNIFE Briefing January 2017

Foreword from Philippe Citroën
European Railway Award 2017 – register now
Parliament Elections
Malta takes over rotating EU Presidency
Work Plans for the TEN-T Corridors
European Commission adopts the ERTMS European Deployment Plan
Negotiations accelerate on the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement
Update on EU-China relations
UNIFE and the EIB discuss the need for more investments for rail projects
Shift2Rail information session in Athens
Rail freight high on the EU agenda
Polis conference
Towards a new European Rail Research Advisory Council
Update on the Technical Pillar of the 4th Railway Package
UNIFE participation to Shift2Rail Info Days
Project Status – IRIS goes ISO
Upcoming events

Foreword from Philippe Citroën

Dear Friends,

I hope that you have all had a fruitful start to this New Year. After spending quality time with family and friends over the holidays, our team hit the ground running this year to work on our many issue areas.

We are looking forward to the kick-off meeting of theCompetitiveness of the European Rail Supply Industry Forum that DG GROW will organise on 2 March. The creation of this platform of dialogue between the European Institutions and our industry is the direct outcome of the European Parliament’s Resolution on the Competitiveness of the European Rail Supply Industry adopted last June 2016.

Before I end this note, I wanted to remind you of a few upcoming events – the details of which are included below. Firstly, we are organising an event with the Maltese EU Presidency on “Developing urban rail transport: environmental performances and financing solutions”. It will take place in Malta in April. Finally, please note that our General Assembly will be taking place in June in Barcelona.

I look forward to working with you to ensure 2017 is even more successful than last year.

Warm regards,

Philippe Citroën
Director General

Arhiva AIF