Commission wants to assist Greece in railway investigation and development


The European Commission wants to assist the Greek authorities in the official investigation into the causes of the Tempe railway disaster and in coming up with a railways framework that will be safer and more attractive to citizens, a government minister has said.

Minister of State Giorgos Gerapetritis, who is responsible for infrastructure and transport, discussed the possible collaboration on the railways with the Commission on Tuesday.

He held meetings in Brussels with Cohesion and Reforms Commissioner Elisa Ferreira, Transport Commissioner Adina Valean, and Bjoern Seibert, who is the office director of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

"Good discussion with Greek Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis on overhaul of the rail system following the tragic accident in February. I welcome the open spirit of cooperation and offer our EU technical...

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