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mopinio 2/2013

28. Mai 2013 – Via a whole range of directives, regulations and other legal instruments, the EU has regulated many aspects of cross-border rail traffic. But who is responsible for monitoring compliance? Who carries out checks as to whether the regulations on working time, on safety-related aspects, on the qualifications of train staff are actually complied with? The answer could be so simple: each Member State needs only to set up its own central inspection agency. This whole aspect is however neglected in the EU directives – and inspections are accordingly the exception rather than the rule. next…