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IRG-Rail Plenary Meeting held

At its spring session, the independent group of railway regulatory bodies adopted important documents.

ZAGREB, 25 May 2022 - IRG-Rail Plenary Meeting (Independent Regulators’ Group - Rail) was held in Split on 24 and 25 May 2022. The IRG-Rail brings together railway regulatory bodies from 31 European countries, including the Republic of Croatia. Its main objectives are to foster a uniform approach to the regulatory framework of the European Union, sustainable competition and railway development in Europe. The meeting was presided over by Nikola Popović from HAKOM while German Federal Network Agency, (Bundesnetzagentur), was unanimously elected to chair this group in 2023. represented by Annegret Groebel and prof. dr. sc. Karsten Otte.

At the plenary meeting, IRG-Rail members discussed current developments in the railway sector, the use of advanced technologies in rail and Regulation and other activities within the scope of IRG-Rail. The agenda included reports on the implementation of the Work Programme in 2022 as well as the plans for the following activities. Important to mention is this year’s adoption of the 10th Annual Market Monitoring Report and the statement on the role of regulatory bodies regarding the publication of service facilities on web portals. These documents are publicly available on the IRG Rail website.

The IRG-Rail Plenary Meeting will be held again in November 2022.

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.