Directive 2001/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2001 amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways

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Directive 2001/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2001 amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways

I (Acts whose publication is obligatory) DIRECTIVE 2001/12/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 February 2001 amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 71 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal of the Commission (1 ),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (2 ),

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions (3 ),

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251(4 ) of the Treaty in the light of the joint text approved on 22 November 2000 by the Conciliation Committee,

Whereas:

(1) Council Directive 91/440/EEC of 29 July 1991 on the development of the Community's railways (5 ) should be amended to take account of experience with its implementation and of developments in the railway sector since its adoption, in order to ensure that its objectives are achieved.

(2) Fair and non-discriminatory access to the infastructure needs to be guaranteed through the separation of certain essential functions and/or the creation of a rail regulator fulfilling the control and implementation functions as well as through the separation of profit and loss accounts and the balance sheets.

(3) Fair and non-discriminatory a...

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