On 18 September 2018 UIC organised a Creditor’s Form meeting in Belgrade, hosted by ZS, Serbian Railways.
The forum brings together European Railways who are active members of the UIC and concentrates on the issue of debt settlement between the railways.
UIC was represented by Thierry Bera, UIC CFO, and Maria Lafont, Secretary of the meeting. The aim of the Forum was to establish what work had been done so far and solve some of the outstanding issues.
Apart from UIC which acted as moderator, the Forum was attended by the moderator of the Debt group/ODC who followed the historical background of the issue and the moderator of the RCF 3 group responsible for leaflet 311 which focused on the interest rates.
The major part of the forum was devoted to bilateral negotiations between the companies – the aim of which was to find a solution to the unresolved issues.
The railways which attended included ZS, SV, SK, HZPP, HZCargo, CD Cargo, HSH, SNCFR Marfa and CFR Marfa.