Annual reports

UIP 65th Annual Report 2014

“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results” - Milton Friedman


2014 was an important year of renewal for the European Institutions starting with elections of the European Parliament in May 2014 and leading to the appointment of a new Commission, and Ms Violetta Bulc, as the new Transport Commissioner, at the end of the year. In this context, UIP renewed its political calls to support the development of a modern, flexible and efficient rail freight system.

UIP 64th Annual Report 2013

„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.

UIP 63rd Annual Report 2012

«One should bear in mind that there is nothing more difficult to execute, nor more dubious of success, nor more dangerous to administer than to introduce a new order to things: for he who introduces it has all those who profit from the old order as his enemies, and he has only lukewarm allies in all those who might profit from the new » - Niccolo Machiavelli


Change is uncomfortable, and adapting to change is difficult and messy. But even if in rail transportation the reality of yesterday proves to be wrong today, and nobody really knows what the truth for tomorrow will be, 2012 will be remembered as a year of empowering UIP’s structure and individuals to respond to the new challenges in our industry.