Topic: European Commission

Another battle for Combined Transport Directive

The European Commission has withdrawn the amendment proposal of the Combined Transport Directive. This became clear from its work programme 2020. The withdrawal means a delay to the modernisation of the Directive, which has been...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

CER: time-based road tolls hinder shift to rail

The modal shift to rail is impossible without fair competition. For that reason, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is calling the EU Member States to introduce the distance-based tolls on all...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Core network corridors Europe

Study shows direction for TEN-T modification

European interest group FERRMED is carrying out a study that could provide a fundamental tool in the modification of the TEN-T Regulation. This set of rules determining the corridor network of the EU is to...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

UNIFE calls for level playing field Europe-China

Railway interest group UNIFE has called for a level-playing field and fair conditions between the European and the Chinese rail supply industry. This was after the Chinese state-owned train manufacturer CRRC recently purchased the locomotive...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
A freight train on the New Silk Road

‘Railway transport Europe-China could be simplified’

The Chinese government has called for increased optimalisation of existing cooperation mechanisms when it comes to transport between Europe and China. International railway transport procedures should be simplified, transit costs lowered and goods should be...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen