RIGA - The mediation talks between Latvia's passenger train operator "Pasazieru vilciens" (PV) and Spain's train manufacturer "Construcciones y Auxiliares de Ferrocariles S.A." (CAF) have concluded and CAF has turned to court against PV.
PV stopped communicating with CAF during the last week of the mediation process, CAF representative Ivo Klotins informed LETA. PV did not extend the mediation process and CAF concluded that it was over, added Klotins.
CAF has turned to court against PV and Latvia (the Transport Ministry) in regard to the fulfillment of PV and CAF train procurement contract signed on April 2, 2012.
CAF remains open to talks and settlement opportunities, pointed out Klotins. CAF has turned to court to protect its interests regarding the fulfillment of this contract, said Klotins.
The mediation process can be resumed, but the current deadline has expired and PV did not want to extend it, explained Klotins.
As reported, at a closed Cabinet session on March 12, PV was given the go-ahead to continue mediation talks with CAF until March 29 on the train procurement deal.