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Minister Žerjav: discussing further liberalisation of road transport, railways, Galileo and aviation issues with EU Transport Ministers

At the Council for Transport, Telecommunications and Energy, which will take place on 7 April 2008 in Luxembourg, the EU transport ministers will discuss three regulations from the field of road transport, namely the proposal for a regulation on common rules for access to the international road haulage market, the proposal for a regulation establishing common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator and the proposal for a regulation on common rules for access to the market for coach and bus services.

The transport ministers of “the 27” will also discuss the amended proposal on the further implementation of the European satellite radio navigation programmes – the so-called Galileo implementation regulation.
It is expected that the ministers will adopt Council conclusions on the Commission Communication “Towards a rail network giving priority to freight“ and try to reach a political agreement on the proposal for a directive on airport charges. They will also try to adopt Council conclusions to the Commission Communication "An agenda for Sustainable Future in General and Business Aviation".
As far as the third maritime package is concerned, the ministers are expected to discuss the proposal for a directive on compliance with state flag requirements and the proposal for a directive on civil liability of shipowners.
During lunch time, the ministers will discuss the guidelines paving the way towards a transport treaty with the Western Balkans.