E.U. Parliament Votes For Railway Competition

Law360, New York (December 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Parliament’s transport committee has decided to support more competition on the continent’s national railway networks, which puts it at odds with the Council of the European Union.

On Tuesday, the committee voted 30 to 15 to adopt German Christian Democrat Georg Jarzembowski’s report to open national passenger rail transport to competition by 2017 and to open international passenger rail transport to competition by 2010.

If the measure becomes law, member states that joined the European Union after May 2004 would have an extra five...
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