The government in Tyrol has already presented a calendar of block checks for the second half of this year. As it admits, it is part of the fight against transit. In addition, Tyrol ignores the recommendations of the EU Transport Commissioner to relax the sectoral ban and announces tighter controls in this respect.
Tyrol set another 15 dates for block checks at the border in Neu Kufstein. As Günther Platter, Head of the Regional Government, openly admits, they are intended to combat transit.
For two years now, block checks have been an essential rescue measure to ensure the security of traffic and supplies on particularly critical days in Tyrol. We continue to fight transit traffic with all its consequences, thus protecting local residents affected by the transit scourge,” Platter said.
Dates of block checks in the second half of 2020:
– 6 July,
– 13 July,
– 20 July,
– 27 July,
– 5 October,
– 27 October,
– 3 November,
– 8 November,
– 12 November,
– 19 November,
– 26 November,
– 2 December,
– 3 December,
– 9 December,
– 10 December.
Brussels says one thing, Tyrol does another
Adina Valean, EU Transport Commissioner, following a meeting with government representatives from Austria, Italy and Germany on the Brenner case, called on the Tyrol to ease the existing traffic bans on trucks in the region. They include sectoral restrictions for heavy goods vehicles, which were extended at the beginning of this year.
However, it turns out that Adina Valean’s intervention was counterproductive. Not only will the Tyrol not withdraw from the bans, but it will also tighten controls on compliance, the local daily Tyroler Tageszeitung reports. In this way, the regional government wants to put pressure on Brussels and Germany to transfer part of the transport to the railways.
Photo: Wikimedia / Jochen Teufel CCA SA 3.0