A delegation of Spanish railway companies travels to Brussels

MAFEX organized in collaboration with UNIFE -the Association of the European Rail Industry -, the I Roadshow for Spanish railway companies in Brussels.

A delegation of ten Spanish companies visited Brussels on February 23rd and 24th, under the Institutional I Roadshow organized by Mafex with the col­laboration of UNIFE, the Associa­tion of the European Rail Industry.

The purpose of this trip was to in­troduce participating companies to those community institutions with decision-making in programs, pro­jects and policies affecting the rail­way sector.

The Spanish delegation held meet­ings with experts from various Directorates General of the Eu­ropean Commission, such as the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) where the European Transport Network (TEN-T), the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the Juncker Plan were presented, and the Directo­rate General for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid), where details of the Funds for Transporta­tion in the Euromed countries were presented.

Also, several meetings were held with the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (EFCA), the MEP Ms. Izaskun Bil­bao, a member of the Transporta­tion Committee of the European Parliament since 2009, and Ms. Paloma Iribas, Minister of Transport in the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union.