Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Transport): extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council / Justus Lipsius
End production: 10/06/2013 First transmission: 10/06/2013
The European Ministers in charge of Transport gathered today in Luxembourg.
Subjects for discussion were: - a recast of the 2008 directive on the interoperability of the EU rail system, which is part of the technical pillar of the "fourth railway package" published by the Commission in January; - two directives which are part of the "roadworthiness package" presented by the Commission in July 2012: firstly, an update of the 2000 directive on the ad-hoc technical roadside inspections to which commercial vehicles are subject in addition to the regular roadworthiness checks; secondly, a revision of the1999 directive on vehicle registration documents; - a revision of the 2003 directive on the reporting of occurrences that could endanger aviation safety; and - a revision of the 1998 directive on the rules applicable to marine equipment to be placed on EU ships.
In addition, the Council was expected to take note of the state of play regarding the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the future funding instrument for the trans-European networks in the transport, energy and telecommunications sectors.
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||Arrival of Stephen Hammond, UK Parliamentary under-Secretary of State for Transport
||Arrival of Viktors Valainis, Latvian Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport
||SOUNDBITE (English) by Leo Varadkar, Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, on the agenda of the meeting: Today I hope to get an approach on the aspects of the railway package, also on the roadworthiness package. The last discussions items including a presentation on a passanger rights.
||Arrival of Septimiu Buzasu, State Secretary, Romanian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
||Arrival of Maurizio Lupi, Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport
||Arrival of Stavros Kalogiannis, Greek Deputy Minister for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
||Arrival of delegation
||Arrival of Jan Pociatek, Slovakian Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development
||Arrival of Ana Pastor Julian, Spanish Minister for Equipment - SOUNDBITE (Spanish) on the railway package