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IRG-Rail Plenary Meeting held in Dubrovnik

IRG-Rail brings together railway regulators from 31 European countries, including the Republic of Croatia.

Zagreb, 16 November 2022 Dubrovnik hosted a Plenary Meeting by IRG Rail, an independent group of railway regulatory bodies, chaired by Nikola Popović, a member of the Council at HAKOM. In 2023, the chairmanship of IRG-Rail from HAKOM will be taken over by the Bundesnetzagentur, the German regulatory authority.

During the two-day meeting, IRG-Rail’s working groups presented the activities developed during the past year, the documents they delivered, as well as the plans in the 2023 Work Programme. The Working Group on Charges presented an overview of the implementation of direct costs in Europe as an addition to the work on market segmentation and margins, the Working Group of Charges for Service Facilities prepared an overview of electricity charges for train traction, and the Working Group for Access to Service Facilities a document on regulatory approach to the concept of private (sidings). 

The meeting endorsed the nomination of the Swedish Regulatory Authority (Transportstyrelsen) for Vice-Chair of IRG-Rail in 2023 and Chairmanship in 2024.


For additional information please contact:

Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM)

  • Roberta Frangeša-Mihanovića 9 Street
  • 10110 Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tel. + 385 (0) 1 700 70 07
  • Fax + 385 (0)1 700 70 70

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About Hakom

HAKOM - Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries – ensures preconditions for a fair market competition, stable growth and environment for innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market. HAKOM protects users’ interests and the possibility of choice among various communications and postal services at affordable prices, defines sustainable competitive conditions for operators and service providers under fair conditions for return on investment, and provides support to economic growth, public services and the quality of life in the Republic of Croatia by using modern technologies. HAKOM’ strategic goals are: to promote regulation of the electronic communications and postal services market, to support growth of investments and innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market, to provide efficient use of limited resources, to accelerate the growth of broadband products and services, to provide affordable offers of communications and postal services, to provide protection and informing of users, to build an efficient and comprehensive information system, to define and implement efficient processes, and to acquire multi-disciplinary expertise in market regulation.