×
ECR

The EU Mobility Package rules are harmful and represent double-dealing

9 July 2020

The EU Mobility Package rules are harmful and represent double-dealing

ECR MEPs have criticised the new EU rules in the transport sector as being harmful and double-dealing.

After the adoption of the EU Mobility package by the European Parliament without any amendments, ECR Transport coordinator Roberts Zīle MEP said:

“What is seemingly symbolically ironic, is that on the day when chancellor Merkel takes over the reigns of Council presidency, singing a rhapsody of solidarity, the newly approved road freight transport rules – originated from then French minister Macron - demonstrate a stark protectionism that will not only erode the integrity of the EU Single Market but furthermore exemplify division against higher and lower income Member States.

Zīle continued: “Moreover, these rules, namely the compulsory return of the trucks to the Member State of establishment, will generate an enormous ecological burden crippling the whole Green Deal idea in its core. Sadly enough, even the coronavirus disturbances and health and safety risks had not stemmed the rules disbarring drivers to rest in their truck cabins, that would often provide much better health safety than poorly maintained ‘multi bed per room’ hostels.

ECR co-shadow rapporteur Kosma Zlotowski also criticised the new regulation as being incompatible with the spirit of economic integration and the single market’s principles:

“The Mobility Package is a clear example of economic protectionism. It discriminates against transport companies from countries such as Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and the Baltic States. These rules go against the very freedoms, which includes services, on which the values and success of the European Union have been built. Sadly, the Mobility Package is a sign that this process is being abandoned. Of course, the fight is not over. Certainly, Member States will bring their complaints concerning these regulations to the European Court of Justice. Contrary to the intentions of the initiators of these changes, the costs of the Mobility Package will affect consumers across Europe and have a negative impact on the prices of all goods. In times of crisis brought about by the coronavirus epidemic, this could be a barrier to the swift recovery of the EU economy.”

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

ECR Group

2 days ago

Every individual is unique, yet we all hold an innate and equal value in each of us. Today, we celebrate Internatio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

2 days ago

The imprisonment of @Belsat_TV journalists for exposing illegal police brutality is neither justified nor constitut… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

3 days ago

#Europe has had an aging population for years. Our demographics are becoming a serious issue that we cannot underes… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

3 days ago

We must prioritize rural areas and fight depopulation within the #EU 🇪🇺 Lack of coordination between policies, lack… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

3 days ago

Join ECR MEP @AnnaFotyga_PE and other guests for a 🔴 live discussion on #Uyghur Rights now twitter.com/ECRparty/statu…

ECR Group

3 days ago

ECR MEP @RuzaTomasic's opinion on the Impacts of #EU 🇪🇺 rules on the free movements of workers and services has bee… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

4 days ago

La Multi Ani, Romania! 🇷🇴 The ECR Group wishes all Romanians a very Happy #GreatUnionDay! #ZiuaMariiUniri pic.twitter.com/qvSTEqgXi4

ECR Group

5 days ago

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Remo Sernagiotto, MEP from 2014-2019 and a passionate Euro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

6 days ago

As December draws close, the ECR Group wishes the Christians of 🇪🇺 and the world a very Happy First Sunday of Adven… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

7 days ago

This week, @EU_Commission Executive Vice-President Margerethe @vestager joined ECR Members, including @Assita_Kankotwitter.com/i/web/status/1…





© 2020. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group