2017

Crister Fritzson

ASTOC

From Feb 2017

CER Chair

Libor Lochman

Executive Director

From 2012

CER Executive Director

Violeta Bulc

From 2015 to 2019

EU Commissioner for Transport

67 members

+ 10 partners

Israel Railways and Rail Baltica Rail join CER as partners.

Rüdiger Grube steps down as CEO of Deutsche Bahn and CER Chair in January 2017.

Voluntary commitments

- CER signs the Declaration on equal opportunities for women and men in the transport sector (November 2017).
- The European rail social partners adopt the 2018-2019 Work Programme of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Railways (December 2017).

CER Developments

- February 2017, adoption of the Council General Approach on the reform of the Emissions Trading System.

- March 2017, adoption by the European Parliament of the Mureşan Report related to the 2018 EU budget, including a call to assess the potential cost and funding sources of the 18th birthday Interrail pass for Europe initiative.

- April 2017, publication of the European Commission proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights.

- May 2017, publication of the European Commission’s Europe on the Move mobility initiatives.

- September 2017
•adoption by the European Parliament of its report on the European Accessibility Act.
•publication of the European Commission proposal to recast Regulation 1371/2007 on rail passenger rights.

- October 2017, publication of the EU Court of Auditors’ special report on the implementation of ERTMS.

- November 2017
•publication of the European Commission’s Clean Mobility Package
•the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission sign the joint Proclamation on the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Social Summit in Gothenburg

- December 2017
•adoption by the European Parliament of its own-initiative report on the European Strategy for a Low-Emission Mobility
•adoption of the Council General Approach on the European Accessibility Act (EAA)

EU Legal Developments