Brussels, 9 September 2010
THE EUROPEAN UNION
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General Secretariat of the Council
No. Cion prop.:
17324/08 TRANS 485 CODEC 1860
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council
concerning a European rail network for competitive freight (second reading)
- Approval of the amendments of the European Parliament (LA + S)
The Commission underlines that the one-stop-shop is a joint body set up or designated by the
management board of each corridor; its function is that of a coordination tool. It may be a technical
body within the corridor management structure or one of the infrastructure managers concerned.
Statement by Sweden
Sweden is of the opinion that it is essential to enhance the efficiency of long-distance freight
transport on railways. Consequently, Sweden supports the Councilâ€™s common position with regard
to the Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a
European rail network for competitive freight.
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However, efficiency and the objective of retaining rail safety necessitates that there is clarity in the
legal interpretation of Article 13. Sweden is of the view that the implication of this Article is that
the authority of the coordination function OSS (one-stop shop) to allocate capacity, solely concerns
a right to enter into an agreement with a railway undertaking or an authorized applicant on the
transfer of a train path, when the OSS has been commissioned to do so by the infrastructure
manager which has planned the train path.
Statement of the Polish Delegation
Poland appreciates the efforts undertaken by the Spanish Presidency in the Spring 2010 to
find a compromise with the European Parliament in terms of getting to a second reading
agreement as far as the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning
a European rail network for competitive freight is concerned.
Poland supports the general purpose of the regulation, it means higher competitiveness and
effectiveness of rail freight transport within the European Union. Poland is of the opinion, that
â€“ in spite of problems which may occur while applying some provisions of the regulation â€“ its
adoption will be beneficial for the development of this branch of transport, Poland keeps in mind
the need of the compromise to be achieved, so abstains from voting and does not vote against the
project of the legislation file.
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