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Hungary - Transport

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Short-term priorities:

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities:

  • further efforts on alignment with the acquis, in particular on road transport (roadworthiness tests);
  • mobilisation of necessary investment for transport infrastructure, notably extension of trans-European networks.

Assessment (October 1999)

Hungary has continued to develop its infrastructure. Part of the railway network has been renewed and major motorway projects in the south and east have continued. Some progress has been made in bringing Hungary's legislation into line with the acquis in the road and rail sectors.

Assessment (November 2000)

No progress has been made with regards to this priority.

Assessment (November 2001)

In the road transport sector, the alignment of legislation on admission to the profession and safety belts has been completed, and agreements have been signed on reciprocal access to the market for the international transport of passengers and goods by road, and combined transport.
With regard to railways, the Hungarian Railways Company has completed the separation of accounts for railway infrastructure and railway operations.
In the field of air transport, progress has been made with the technical requirements and administrative procedures in civil aviation, computerised reservation systems, licensing of air personnel and air carrier liability. In this connection, Hungary became a full member of the Joint Aviation Authority in 2001. However, negotiations with Hungary on the European Common Aviation Area had not yet been successful.
In the inland waterways sector, implementing legislation has been adopted on the licensing of navigation operations, the qualifications of personnel, inspectors' qualifications and identification cards, technical requirements, and the designation of certification bodies.

Assessment (October 2002)

Legal alignment in the road transport sector has continued, particularly with regard to the control of driving time restrictions. Alignment in the railway sector, as required by the Accession Partnership, has continued, though the restructuring of MÁV has proceeded rather slowly. Alignment with the air transport acquis has continued, but further efforts are needed, notably concerning market access.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

REFERENCES

Decision 99/850/EC of 6 December 1999
Official Journal L 335 of 28.12.1999

Commission Opinion COM(97) 2001 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(98) 700 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1999) 505 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2000) 705 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2001) 700 final - SEC(2001) 1748
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002 700 final - SEC(2002) 1404
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final - SEC(2003) 1205
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Last updated: 19.11.2004
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