During the meeting of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, MEPs today voted to negotiate regulations of the three documents included in the Mobility Package. The result of their vote means that further talks on these rules will take place in the so-called trilogue, the meeting of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Council.
MEPs voted on the following regulations:
– law enforcement and detailed rules of the posting of drivers in the road transport sector,
– minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods and Regulation (EU) 165/2014 as regards positioning by means of tachographs
– regarding access to the profession and market.
All documents were voted by a clear majority.
Decision to enter into negotiations with the Council on drivers’ rest periods approved in TRAN: 30 in favour, 15 against, 2 abstentions pic.twitter.com/FQuweymcep
— TRAN Committee Press (@EP_Transport) September 24, 2019
A controversial document
As a result, the Mobility Package was passed on for further work, arousing several controversies, especially among representatives of Central and Eastern Europe. MEP Elżbieta Łukacijewska emphasizes that it contains provisions that aim at pushing Eastern carriers from the markets.
Read our article about the possible consequences of the vote HERE.
Photo: Twitter / TRAN Committee Press