Through policy and intervention national governments in Europe have long held an active interest in railways, an interest that has transferred to the supranational level via the EU commission. This book explores why the EU Commission has been so slow in creating an EU railway policy, pointing the finger at strong resistance by national governments
Helen Dyrhauge holds a PhD in EU Public Policy and Governance from School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds, UK, and is assistant professor at Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark.
Inhalt Table and figures Acknowledgements and preface Abbreviations and Acronyms 1. Introduction 2. Diverging National Railway Policies 3. The Early Days of EU integration 1956-1991 4. Towards Market Opening 1992-2007 5. Towards a Competitive Railway Sector 2007-2012 6. State Aid in an Open Market 7. Creating a Single European Infrastructure 8. shifting the Modal Balance to Environmental Friendly Rail 9. The Past, the Present and the Future of EU Railway Policy Bibliography