Decision (EU) 2020/2228 on a European Year of Rail (2021)

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Series Details L 437, Pages 108-115
Publication Date 28/12/2020
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Decision (EU) 2020/2228 - adopted by the co-legislators on 23 December 2020 - on establishing the European Year of Rail in 2021.

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The proposal to declare 2021 'European Year of Rail' aims to promote rail transport in line with the objectives set out in the Commission's European Green Deal, including with regard to sustainable and smart mobility. Through projects, debates, events, exhibitions and initiatives across Europe, the European Year of Rail is to promote rail as an attractive and sustainable way to move across Europe, to citizens, business and authorities, emphasising its Union wide and innovative dimension.

This initiative was put forward by the Commission on 4 March 2020. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on this matter on 24 June. The European Parliament's relevant committee adopted a position and mandate for trilogue negotiations on 12 October. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text was reached on 12 November 2020. This was formally endorsed by the Parliament on 15 December and by the Council on 17 December. The Act was formally signed by the co-legislators on 23 December 2020 and published in the Official Journal on 28 December 2020.

Source Link http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2020/2228/oj
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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: At a Glance, November 2020: 2021: European Year of Rail https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2020)659329
EPRS: At a Glance, December 2020: 2021: European Year of Rail https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2020)659396
ETF Europe: ETF Position, 10/12/2020 : All aboard for a European Year of Railway Workers! https://www.etf-europe.org/all-aboard-for-a-european-year-of-railway-workers/
Railway Technology: Analysis, 17/12/2020: Welcoming the European Year of Rail https://www.railway-technology.com/features/welcoming-the-european-year-of-rail/

News
European Commission: Press Release, 04/03/2020: Promoting Sustainable Mobility: Commission proposes 2021 to be the European Year of Rail https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_364
EurActiv, 04/03/2020: Commission wants to declare 2021 the ‘year of rail’ https://www.euractiv.com/section/railways/news/commission-wants-to-declare-2021-the-year-of-rail/
International Railway Journal, 13/10/2020: European Parliament approves 2021 Year of Rail proposal https://www.railjournal.com/regions/europe/european-parliament-approves-2021-year-of-rail-proposal/
EurActiv, 13/11/2020: 2021 on track to be ‘European Year of Rail’ https://www.euractiv.com/section/railways/news/2021-on-track-to-be-european-year-of-rail/

Official
EUROPA.eu: Official Website of the European Year of Rail https://europa.eu/year-of-rail/index_en
EUR-Lex: COM(2020)78: Proposal for a Decision on a European Year of Rail (2021) https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:78:FIN
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on European Year of Rail (2021) https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2020/0035(COD)
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 24/06/2020: European Year of Rail 2021 – Council agrees its position in support of the initiative https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/06/24/european-year-of-rail-2021-council-agrees-its-position-in-support-of-the-initiative/
EU EESC: News, 16/07/2020: EESC backs the European Year of Rail in 2021 https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/news-media/news/eesc-backs-european-year-rail-2021
Renew Europe Group: News, 12/10/2020: 2021, European Year of Rail: opening a new page in the long history of rail transport https://reneweuropegroup.eu/en/news/1648-2021-european-year-of-rail-opening-a-new-page-in-the-long-history-of-rail-transport/
EPP Group: News, 12/10/2020: 2021: the year to put rail on the right track https://www.eppgroup.eu/newsroom/news/2021-the-year-to-put-rail-on-the-right-track
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 12/11/2020: European Year of Rail 2021 – informal agreement with the European Parliament https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/11/12/european-year-of-rail-2021-informal-agreement-with-the-european-parliament/
German Federal Ministry of Transport: Press Release, 02/12/2020: 2021 will be the European Year of Rail https://www.bmvi.de/SharedDocs/EN/PressRelease/2020/071-scheuer-european-year-of-rail.html
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 17/12/2020: European Year of Rail 2021 – Council seals designation https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/12/17/european-year-of-rail-2021-council-seals-designation/
European Commission: Press Release, 30/12/2020: The journey begins – 2021 is the European Year of Rail! https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_2528

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