ATHENS – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with visiting European Union railway officials at Maximos Mansion on Wednesday.
Specifically, the premier met with executive director of the European Union Agency for Railways Josef Doppelbauer, the European Commission director for land transport Kristian Schmidt, and Elzbieta Lukaniuk, responsible for railway security at the office of European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean. The European Commission’s Athens alternate mission head, Eleni Paleologou, also attended the meeting.
The EU officials set out some suggestions that could be used in drawing up a plan to improve the railroad network’s operation and safety, upgrading infrastructure, adopting best practices, and using EU funding most efficiently, noted government sources.
Mitsotakis underlined that he will fully utilize the expertise and experience of European services in the context of the fully transparent investigation into the Tempi train disaster.
Minister of State responsible for Transport & Infrastructure Giorgos Gerapetritis attended the meeting, as did the head of the prime minister’s diplomatic office, Ambassador Anna-Maria Bouboura.