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