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European Economic and Social Committee adopts a favourable opinion on Shift2Rail and asks EU for additional funding

eescDuring the plenary session on 25 March, EESC Members unanimously adopted an Opinion in which they highlight the crucial importance of Shift2Rail: “The EESC strongly backs the Shift2Rail initiative, which it sees as an important contribution to European industry in the strategic railway sector”. In this regard, the EESC notably “stresses the importance of Shift2Rail for employment” and insists on “the importance of Shift2Rail to maintaining the competitiveness of the European industry, which still produces more than 50% of the world total of railway equipment and services”.

Very importantly, the European Economic and Social Committee officially calls on the European Institutions to dedicate “additional funds” to the initiative.

To download the EESC Opinion on Shift2Rail please click here.