Tag Archive for EU

For Peace in Europe

Lord Hylton

Monday 11th July was the anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre, carried out in Bosnia in 1995.  I signed the Book of Remembrance in the House of Commons, and attended a Memorial Reception at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Several survivors spoke of their memories of this, the most serious crime in a long process of…

The UK is still in railway wrecking mode!

Lord Berkeley

Rail monopoly news – 27April 2016  Message to European Transport Council – Why follow the UK to wreck parts of the 4th Railway Package Message to the European Parliament – Don’t validate the Technical pillar yet!  The UK Government is putting the 4th Railway Package at risk by digging its heels in with France (and…

UK Government – How not to run an efficient, cost-effective and safe railway to attract traffic off road and air

Lord Berkeley

How not to run an efficient, cost-effective and safe railway to attract traffic off road and air. The European Council and Commission are grinding their way through new legislation to achieve the above objectives and to bring the Single Market to the rail sector. Common standards and approval processes for rolling stock form part of…

Preventing Atrocities in the 21st Century

Lord McConnell

      I attended a very special memorial service in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, last Friday. Like similar events across Europe, we were remembering the Srebrenica Genocide of July 1995: the cold blooded murder of 8327 Bosnian men and boys by Bosnian Serbs, and the rape and abuse of the women and girls left…

European 4th Railway Package. France, Germany et al still try to prevent competition

Lord Berkeley

      From Tony Berkeley, House of Lords, London SW1 Message to Luxembourg Presidency on 4th Railway Package.  There has been progress; the technical part is agreed, and the package is still together.  Keep it together, and ignore the warnings of the monopolists.  There are still a few serious outstanding issues which need resolving…