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Ensuring Basic Road Freight Connectivity after Brexit

Ensuring Basic Road Freight Connectivity after Brexit
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After the trilogue negotiations between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council, a provisional agreement was reached today on ensuring Basic Road Freight Connectivity in case of a UK withdrawal from the EU with a no-deal Brexit (as part of the Contingency Action Plan presented by the European Commission).

More than 80% of road haulage transport between the United Kingdom and the 27 Member states is currently carried out by carriers established in those Member States. In order to avoid serious disruptions and any risk of disturbing public order, temporary emergency measures are needed until the end of 2019.

Basque MEP Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, ALDE group shadow rapporteur in this file, said: “After hard negotiations we reached an agreement in this file linked to a very controversial point on cabotage. It is a pity that we succeeded in this file and not in the Mobility Package as a whole. I would like to request to the EP groups the same coherent and pragmatic approach on Posting, Cabotage and Rest and Driving Time files in order to reach an agreement. European Union hauliers need this agreement”

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