Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 2949th meeting: extracts from the joint press conference by Gustáv Slamečka, Czech Minister for Transport and President in office of the Council and Antonio Tajani on Transport
The 2949th meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council was held on 11-12 June in Luxembourg. On the first day of discussions, European Ministers in charge of Transport reached a political agreement on a draft regulation concerning a European rail network setting rules for establishing and organising competitive freight corridors across the European Union.
In the morning before starting their talks on EU transport issues, the Ministers observed a minute of silence in the memory of the victims of the AF 477 flight crash. Following discussions a joint press conference was held by Gustáv Slamečka, Czech Minister for Transport and President in office of the Council, and Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport. Indicating that in his view there were many causes, technical and meteorological, to the crash, Antonio Tajani told journalists that the French authorities and the European Agency for Safety in Aviation were now working hand in hand to find out what happened.