BREAKING: voting in the European Parliament on the Mobility Package is cancelled
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Today in the European Parliament, voting on the Mobility Package was to be held. This will not happen, though. The voting was cancelled during the night due to the pressure of Polish MEPs. The breakthrough occurred shortly before midnight.
— Lucas Tripoteau (@Lutripoteau) March 27, 2019
Information about this was also provided by Polish MEPs Kosma Złotowski and Elżbieta Łukacijewska.
Głosowanie nad #PakietMobilnosci 🚛 nie odbędzie się na tej sesji #PE ⛔ Tuż przed północą @EP_President podjął decyzję o zdjęciu tego punktu z agendy. Sprawa wraca ponownie do @EP_Transport w celu rozpatrzenia ponad 1600 poprawek, z których większość złożyli posłowie @pisorgpl💪 pic.twitter.com/IeuBItOTQQ
— Kosma Złotowski (@KosmaZlotowski) March 26, 2019
The argument that led to the deletion of the vote on the agenda of today’s session of the European Parliament was the issue of the 1,600 amendments, on which the MEPs should have voted. Polish MEPs argued that the way the amendments were grouped into blocks wasn’t logical.
Zawsze trzeba walczyc do końca. Głosowanie nad #PakietMobilnosci zdjęte z porządku sesji #PE w Strasburgu. Zwycięży nasze argumenty kierowane do @EP_President @KEuropejska @TransINFO_news @TLP_Polska @DGPrawna @PAP
— Elżbieta Łukacijewska (@elukacijewska) March 27, 2019
This could create chaos and make the decision more difficult for those MEPs who do not know the details of the changes so far. Therefore, Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament, decided that the Mobility Package project would be sent back to the Committee on Transport and Tourism.
The Commission will, therefore, have to seek a compromise once again on the provisions to regulate the operation of the EU transport sector. It is possible that this will happen in the new parliamentary term of the European Parliament, because there has already been practically only one month to work in this term (elections for the European Parliament are to be carried out in May).
We will write more about the effects of this decision soon.