UNIFE e-newsletter - Summer Newsletter 2011 - 2/09/2011


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UNIFE/CER Seminar in Sofia: Rail Investment in Central and Eastern Europe

On 28/29 June 2011 UNIFE and CER held a seminar in Sofia on the topic of rail investments in Central and Eastern Europe. It was the latest of a series of conferences that UNIFE organised over the past years in the part of Europe. The Sofia seminar aimed to foster a best practice exchange between Bulgarian and Romanian and Western European stakeholders and focused in particular on the question of how the low absorption rate of EU funds by the rail sector in the aforementioned countries could be improved.

The seminar was attended by high-level representatives of the Bulgarian government and of the rail sector. It was a forum of discussion and gave our members access to key decision-makers, including the Bulgarian minister of transport and the Bulgarian minister in charge of EU funds.

Please click here to download the Press Release of the Seminar.




UNIFE represents the European Rail Industry in Brussels since 1992. The Association gathers 69 leading large and medium-sized rail supply companies active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment in Europe. A further one thousand suppliers of railway equipment partake in UNIFE activities through 15 national rail industry associations. UNIFE members have an 80% market share in Europe and supply more than 50% of the worldwide production of rail equipment and services. UNIFE represents its membersí interests at the level of both European and international institutions. On the technical side, UNIFE works on the setting of interoperability standards and coordinates EU-funded research projects that aim at the technical harmonisation of railway systems. The association is one of the supporting bodies of the European Railway Agency.

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For further information, please contact:
Max Obenaus
Head of Communications

UNIFE - The European Rail Industry
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