„Two things are necessary in our work: tireless endurance and the willingness to throw away something in which one has put a lot of time and efforts." - Albert Einstein
In 2013 the European Rail Agenda was marked by intense discussions around the publication of the 4th Railway Package in January. Ensuring that the strengthening of the role of ERA and the recast of the Safety and Interoperability Directives get the necessary attention during the legislative pro- cedure was one of UIP’s main activities. During the year, UIP called insistently on the European Institutions to support the development of a modern, flexible and efficient rail freight system.