• 19/
    FEB 2020

    Geert Pauwels receives European Railway Award 2020

    The 2020 European Railway Award was presented tonight to Geert Pauwels, for successfully developing a strategy making rail freight a profitable business, thereby boosting the attractiveness of rail freight and encouraging a modal shift from road to rail. The Award was handed over to Mr Pauwels by Libor Lochman, CER Executive Director, and Philippe Citroën, UNIFE Director General, during a special ceremony at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels.

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  • 11/
    DEC 2019

    EU Green Deal: the European Rail Supply Industry is ready!

    Today, 11 December 2019, at an extraordinary European Parliament plenary session, European Commission’s President Ursula von der Leyen delivered an historical speech presenting her mandate’s hallmark undertaking: the EU Green Deal. The first European climate law aimed at boosting the bloc’s 2030 climate targets, as well as specific and cross-sectoral initiatives pertaining to transport, energy, chemicals, construction and more,  for one overarching objective: setting the pathway to make Europe the first climate-neutral Continent by 2050. Ms. von der Leyen has announced that up to €100bn would finance this transition and safeguard Europe’s industrial and economic competitiveness.

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  • 08/
    NOV 2019

    UNIFE promoted rail quality at EXPO Ferroviaria 2019

    How can Europe continue to provide the world with the best rail supply possible? UNIFE headed to Milan to share with EXPO Ferroviaria attendees how the International Rail Quality Board (IRQB) and IRIS CertificationTM are revolutionising global perceptions of our industry. At this 1-3 October conference, UNIFE joined 300 international exhibitors at Italy’s most prominent railway technology, products and systems exhibition to share the wide scope of this association’s activities. Our stand’s discussion centred on the promotion of robust railway systems as the EU experiences growing demand for rail transport.

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Annual Report 2019


The UNIFE Annual Report reviews our activities in 2019, 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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