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Plenary Meeting of the Independent Group of Railway Regulatory Bodies

The plenary meeting of IRG-Rail, held in Berlin, was attended by representatives of regulatory bodies from 31 European countries, including the Republic of Croatia.

Zagreb, 30 November 2023- A plenary meeting of the Independent Regulators’ Group (Rail) took place in Berlin on 28 and 29 November 2023, with the participation of representatives from HAKOM.

The Chair of IRG-Rail briefed the meeting participants on the activities following the last plenary meeting in May 2023. Cani Fernández Vicién, President of the Spanish Regulatory Authority—The National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC)—was elected as the new Vice-President of IRG Rail for 2024. In 2024, IRG-Rail will be chaired by the Swedish regulator, Transportstyrelsen.

During the plenary meeting, among other topics, the Working Group Charges  on Service Facilities presented the “Second Report on the Principles for the Calculation of Fees referred to in Article 31(7) of Directive 2012/34/EU,” and the Working Group on Access to Service Facilities presented “Regulation of the Rail Market in Freight Terminals.” These documents have been adopted and will be made public on the IRG Rail website. The 2024 Work Programme was also adopted, which was discussed at a strategic meeting in September and at a network meeting in early November. Corresponding amendments to the Memorandum of Understanding governing the internal organization of IRG-Rail were also adopted.

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.