European Ministers considered during a Transport Council in Luxembourg on 16 June key proposals from the Commission, including a Directive to foster a single European railway area and, a Regulation to expand the responsibilities of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). In addition they discussed Europe's response to volcanic ash clouds as well as the Transport White Paper.
Further information about the meeting: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/407&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
Press release after the meeting: European Commission - Press release: Transport: New rules to establish a more competitive rail market
Brussels, 16 June 2011 - Siim Kallas welcomed the agreement today by transport ministers on new EU rules setting out how competition on the rail market must work in practice by: ensuring fair access to rail infrastructure and rail-related services; strengthening the power of national regulators; and improving the framework for investment in rail.
The press release: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/744&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en