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Austrian proposal is against mobility in the EU! Stop Austria building new walls in Europe!

Austrian Presidency proposal concerning the Mobility Package 1 restricts the international road transport and the fundamental freedoms of movement in the EU. This dangerous approach would deepen the gaps between EU Member States: instead of supporting the new comers’ developing economies and the social harmonization across the EU, Austria proposes unacceptable changes of EU Common Transport Policy leading to EU economic and social segregation.

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06.03.2018 – Ministerial Summit “Future competitiveness of the road transport sector” – Budapest, Hungary

Dr. Robert Homolya, Minister of State for Transport, organized the Ministerial Summit in Budapest on the 6th of March 2018 with the participation of representatives from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain to discuss the “Future competitiveness of the road transport sector in light of the Mobility Package”. Mr. Radu Dinescu, Secretary General of UNTRR participated in the interactive panel discussions.

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A mutual declaration against the application of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) to international transport operations in the EU

A mutual declaration between transport & logistics associations, bus & coach associations, chambers of commerce and employers’ confederations from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom – against the application of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) to international transport operations in the EU. Download the document here.

Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc’s reply to the 14 road transport associations joint resolution for EC President Juncker on German Minimum Wage Act and Loi Macron

Dear Sirs,

On behalf of Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, I thank you for your letter sharing your position with regard to the French legislation on minimum wage (Loi Macron) and expressing your concerns regarding the infringement case with Germany on the application of the German Minimum Wage Act (MiLoG).

Regarding the French law on the application of the minimum wage to road transport, which entered into force on 1 July 2016, I wish to inform you that, already in July last year, my services have requested clarifications from the French authorities regarding the scope of application and the enforcement requirements of their national provisions.

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Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc’s reply to Members of the European Parliament on the next stage of infringement against German Minimum Wage Act by sending to Germany a supplementary Letter of Formal Notice on 16 June 2016

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your joint letter of 10 May 2016 in which you enquire about the state of play and follow-up actions in the infringement case with Germany on the application of the German Minimum Wage Act (MiLoG).

I wish to assure you that since the launch of the infringement case, my services have been active in pursuing the matter. As you may know, despite the efforts made by both sides, the negotiations between the Commission services and the German authorities have not lead to finding an amicable solution. They, however, have brought certain new elements into the matter, which have been thoroughly assessed by all involved Commission services. Based on this assessment, the Commission decided on 16 June to proceed to the next stage of infringement by sending to Germany a supplementary Letter of Formal Notice.

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The common protest in front of European Commission – asking for action against neoprotectionist measures of member states like France and Germany!

We have European Commission or German Commission? or French Commission?

Are the rules made in EU from Brussels or from Berlin? or from Paris?

Date 14 June 2016
Time 11:00-13.30
Location: Brussels, Schuman Round About

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Joint letter of like-minded Member States against fragmentation of transport market in the EU

Dear Commissioner,

We, the transport ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, Hungary, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Slovenia feel obliged to address you with our concerns regarding the developments in the transport sector at both the EU and national level, where we are witnessing tendencies which might very soon result in a substantial fragmentation of the internal market and divergence from Single European Transport Area.

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