E.U. Parliament Votes In Favor Of Rail Competition

Law360, New York (January 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Parliament on Thursday butted heads with the Council of the Union when it voted on measures that would support more competition between the continent’s national railway networks, introduce new passenger rights and internationalize train crew members’ licenses.

The parliament rejected an attempt by its transport committee in December to liberalize the market by opening up competition among domestic railways by 2017, pushing the issue into negotiations between an equal number of council and parliamentary members, who will make up a conciliation committee.

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