• 29/
    NOV 2018

    The crucial role of rail in the decarbonisation plans of the EU

    The European Commission published yesterday its Communication ‘’A clean planet for all – A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy’ setting the long-term strategy for greenhouse gas emissions reduction. The Communication outlines the way forward for the EU climate, energy and transport policies and entails the EU strategy in line with the Paris Agreement that will bring forward a vision of a low carbon economy protecting the planet and its people.   

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  • 18/
    SEP 2018

    Global rail supply industry remains on a growth track

    The rail supply industry hit a new record last year, exceeding a total market volume of EUR 163 billion. In total the sector grew 1.2% per year between 2015 and 2017, with the services, infrastructure and rail control segments performing best. According to the latest World Rail Market Study, the outlook for the coming years is similarly positive – provided political efforts are intensified to achieve a level-playing field on international markets.

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  • 04/
    JUL 2018

    A Governance Structure for the next European Industrial Policy

    In its latest Joint Paper the Industry4Europe coalition is calling for a long-term vision for the European industry that demands a long-term governance structure, which goes beyond the 6-month EU Presidency cycle and the 5-year mandate of the current European Commission. Industry4Europe is a large and unprecedented coalition, initiated and coordinated by UNIFE which brings together 129 European Industrial Federations representing all manufacturing sectors. The coalition has been producing different joint papers, helping the European Institutions to set the best Industrial Policy Strategy.

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Annual Report 2018


The UNIFE Annual Report reviews our activities in 2018, focusing on areas ranging from industry policy, trade, R&I, to ERTMS, IRIS Certification, and advocating at the political level for better regulation and investment in favour of rail. Read more

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