News 09 May 2019

More rail for a stronger European economy

On 9 May, European Heads of State will gather in Sibiu for an informal European Council meeting, hosted by the Romanian Presidency of the EU. Member States will take further steps towards the adoption of the Council Strategy 2019-2024, a document that will outline the priorities of the EU for the upcoming legislature, as well as of the next Multiannual Financial Framework. In this context, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) stresses the pivotal importance of the transport sector for the future of the Union, and the need for an ever more sustainable transport system for an ever more sustainable European economy.

CER Executive Director Libor Lochman commented: “We expect the European Council to recognise the role that railways can play for a better, stronger European economy, as described in the CER Policy Agenda 2019-2024. Rail’s sustainability credentials are undisputed, but more can be done to make the most out of the sector’s potential.