Fourth Railway Package (EU Agency for Railways): Initial Appraisal of the Commission's Impact Assessment

15-05-2013

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying the following proposals, submitted on 30 January 2013, within the framework of the Fourth Railway Package: i) Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Railways and repealing Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 (COM (2013) 27); ii) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (Recast) (COM (2013) 31); and iii) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on railway safety (Recast) (COM (2013) 30).

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying the following proposals, submitted on 30 January 2013, within the framework of the Fourth Railway Package: i) Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Railways and repealing Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 (COM (2013) 27); ii) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (Recast) (COM (2013) 31); and iii) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on railway safety (Recast) (COM (2013) 30).