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Position Paper on the Market Pillar of the 4th Railway Package

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UITP (International Association of Public Transport), EMTA (European Metropolitan Transport Authorities) and EPTO (European Passenger Transport Operators) have made clear their position on the political pillar of the 4th railway package ahead of trilogue negotiations.

At the TTE meeting on 8 October 2015, the Council agreed on a general approach on the market opening and governance proposals. The next step is the opening of trilogue negotiations.

The three Associations have analysed the general approach adopted by the Council. They would first of all like to welcome this new step as they have always declared their opposition to any potential splitting of the Package. They consider that the expected benefits from the future adoption of the technical pillar are only likely to be realised in a context of progressive market opening hence why the associations defend a ‘package approach’ whereby both pillars are taken forward jointly.


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    Thomas AVANZATA

    Spokesperson of the European Union Committee (EUC)- on behalf of Avanzata Consulting
    [email protected]
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