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THE EU’S POLICY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT “2021 – THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF RAIL”

Svetla Tzvetkova

Abstract

One of the priorities of Europe’s transport policy in 2021 is to focus on the stable development of railway transport by emphasizing the benefits it provides for people, economies and the climate. For this purpose, and in order to achieve the goals of the European Green Deal in the field of transport, the European Commission proposed that 2021 be named “The European Year of Rail”. A series of activities, campaigns and initiatives for encouraging the use of railway transport as a stable and innovative type of land transport for carrying passengers and cargo will be organized throughout this year. The present article surveys Europe’s transport policy as a whole, more specifically – the policy aimed at the stable development of railway transport. It indicates the adopted measures which will help railway carriers overcome the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic faster.

Keywords: transport policy; stable development of railway transport; the COVID-19 pandemic

JEL Codes: R41, R48, R49

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To cite this article: TZVETKOVA, S. (2021). The EU’s policy for the development of railway transport “2021 – the European year of rail”. Entrepreneurship, 9 (1), 36-44 DOI: 10.37708/ep.swu.v9i1.3