Today the European Commission is presenting an EU action plan to improve the security of rail passengers and staff in the EU by establishing a new cooperation and coordination framework. The goal is to prevent and respond to possible terrorist attacks targeting rail services by creating an effective cooperative environment and make recommendations that will help Member States coordinate rail security actions efficiently.
Today’s Joint Communication on hybrid threats informs the European Council of the work already under way and areas where efforts should be intensified. It is up to EU Member States, the Commission and the High Representative to ensure a swift follow-up.
Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, visited the innovative projects being developed at Spanish company Talgo’s Madrid plant with Investment Plan for Europe support from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
The idea of giving every young European a free rail-pass on their 18th birthday was launched by two young German activists, Vincent-Immanuel Herr and Martin Speer, and it was quickly supported by several political groups in the European Parliament. This will provide an opportunity to strengthen cultural relations between EU member states and foster a true European identity for every participant.
Today a ceremony celebrating the breakthrough in the second tube of the Bossler Tunnel, on the Stuttgart-Ulm line (Rhine-Danube Corridor) took place in Stuttgart. This Action will lead to significant reduction of travel times on the line.
Update – amendments to the report are available.