*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. With the third railway package adopted on 23 October 2007, the EU institutions have taken an important step towards liberalising the rail passenger transport market by providing, in particular, for the opening up of international rail passenger services to competition. Indeed, under Article 10 of Directive 2007/58, "railway undertakings falling [within its scope shall] be granted, by 1 January 2010 at the latest, a right of access to the infrastructure of all Member States for the purpose of operating international passenger services". This significant step forward represented by the adoption of the Directive was nevertheless limited, if only by the
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