There would therefore appear to be a move towards integration of the COTIF
regime into EU law on these points, with references to COTIF
extracts in an annex to the future Regulation.
A compromise text from the Presidency, which proposes integrating COTIF
in the draft regulation by referring to extracts in an annex to the text, appears to enjoy widespread support.
To this end, the Community must sign up to COTIF
, the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail which established OTIF.
The Commission presented a proposal for a Decision on the subject on November 17 (COM(2003) 696), approving the Communitys accession to COTIF
, the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail by which OTIF is established.