Tag: railways

China’s crucial role in #APEC

China’s crucial role in #APEC

| November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 1994 the Bogor goals were established in APEC with the aim to achieve by 2020 an area of free trade and investment among all member economies, but within three years of that date, it will be difficult to reach that objective. That is why some years ago the idea of having a Free Trade […]

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Freight train to leave Britain on long haul for #China

Freight train to leave Britain on long haul for #China

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first freight train to run from Britain to China was due to depart on Monday (10 April), carrying vitamins, baby products and other goods as Britain seeks to burnish its global trading credentials for when it leaves the European Union. The 7,500-mile journey from eastern England to eastern China will take three weeks, around […]

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#Railways: Legislation to get the sector back on track

#Railways: Legislation to get the sector back on track

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

New rules to help EU countries open up their rail transport markets and improve their competitiveness were debated by MEPs on Monday evening (12 DEcember) and voted on Wednesday. The new legislation should help to make travelling by rail cheaper and more attractive. Check out our infographic to find out more about Europe’s railway sector […]

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#Railways: Agreement on opening up of the EU passenger railway market

#Railways: Agreement on opening up of the EU passenger railway market

A provisional agreement to open up the EU market for domestic passenger rail transport and to ensure equal conditions for railway companies was reached by European Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday evening.  It aims to boost the quality of services offered to passengers and to improve the performance of the rail sector.  The new […]

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#ECR Group to look at migration, economy, railways, and firearms this week

#ECR Group to look at migration, economy, railways, and firearms this week

EU heads of state and government will meet at the end of the week, with the EU-Turkey agreement and Europe’s response to the migration crisis heading the agenda. Before the summit, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, will meet with parliament’s group leaders, including ECR leader Syed Kamall. ECR home affairs spokesman Timothy Kirkhope […]

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Europe’s railways: On track to the future

Europe’s railways: On track to the future

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Siim Kallas, speaking at InnoTrans 2014 – Berlin, 23 September 2014 “This is my third time to speak at Innotrans – an event that has fast become known as the largest rail industry event in the world. Thank You very much for inviting me back to Berlin. In my first speech four years ago I […]

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EIB supports modernization of Polish railways with €268 million loan

EIB supports modernization of Polish railways with €268 million loan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €268 million to the manager of the national railway network in Poland, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. (PLK), for the upgrading of 58 kilometres of an existing electrified railway line (E30) from Katowice to Kraków. Thanks to the EIB loan, a number of improvements will be introduced on this section, […]

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