Based in Brussels, the CER represents 73 railway and infrastructure companies from the European Union, the western Balkan countries, Croatia, Macedonia, Turkey, Norway and Switzerland, and aims to promote rail transport in Europe by remaining in constant dialogue with the European Parliament, Commission and Council of Ministers.
Moretti reappointed CER chairman
THE Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) has reappointed Mr Mauro Moretti, CEO of FS Group, as its chairman for the next two years following a unanimous vote by 73 CER delegates during a meeting held today in Brussels.
After accepting his reappointment, Moretti stated that one of his primary goals for his new term will be to guarantee a major role for railways and transport infrastructure in the EU 2020 strategy and the upcoming Transport White Paper.
Other main objectives outlined include planning appropriate funding for common rail projects, including at least Euros 30 billion for Trans-European Networks (TEN) and structural funds, elimination of national market barriers and proactive support for the proposed single European transport area, and to promote greater mobility on rail over road by encouraging railway companies and suppliers to achieve a 30% reduction in CO₂ emissions by 2020.