The Executive Board of the Rail Freight Corridor North Sea - Baltic, as referred to in Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 913/2010, has been established on 20th March 2012. Its existence has been recognized by the signatory Ministers to the Agreement establishing the Executive Board of RFC North Sea - Baltic on 8th October 2014, in the margin of the European Transport Council held in Luxembourg.
The Executive Board makes its decisions on the basis of mutual consent of the representatives of the authorities of the Member States. The Executive Board takes decisions which are provided for by the Regulation; these decisions are legally binding and directly applicable. They are signed by all the members of the Executive Board and are published.
The Executive Board decided to have an alternating chairmanship. The chairman maintains a close working relationship with the Management Board in order to ensure an optimal work flow. The Executive Board's meetings take place alternately in every corridor country at least 3 times per year.
The Executive Board is composed of representatives from the Ministries responsible for transport of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania. Currently representative of the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications holds chairmanship of the Board.
The European Commission is also taking part in the Executive Board work as the EC representative participates in the meetings as well as representatives of Regulatory Bodies, and National Safety Authorities.