ERFA is very satisfied twice: 1/ the technical pillar is adopted with a very large majority 2/ the new governance of the Railway infrastructure (effective independence of the IM, exercise of all of its functions, working as a European network and with Coordination Committees taking into account the requests of the operators and customers) is also adopted with a comfortable majority!
François Coart: “You have just adopted today … the 6 legislative resolutions of the 4th Railway Package. Your results will be a very sound basis for informal trilogue negotiations with the Council and the Commission, but also to prepare the European Parliament’s plenary vote in next February 2014. In the last weeks, you have been under tremendous pressure from various lobbies. ERFA has always respected the various opinions that coexist amongst you and would like to congratulate you for having succeeded to integrate them in harmonious and workable compromises ….”
See here-under the open letter of ERFA, the press releases of the European Parliament and of the Commission and the comments of Europolitics
Linked documentsSee pdf ERFA open letter to Brian Simpson and TRAN Committee ( ERFA-LetterEPTRANCommittee(F)-4thRPvote-20131217.pdf )
See pdf EParliament press release ( EP_Press_Release_-_EP_TRAN_vote_on_4th_Railway_Package_-_17_December_2013.pdf )
See pdf Commission (VP Kallas) press release ( COM_Press_Release_-_EP_TRAN_vote_on_4th_Railway_Package_-_17_December_2013.pdf )
See pdf Europolitics comments ( 131218_-_Europolitics_on_EP_TRAN_vote_on_4th_Railway_Package.pdf )