Who we are
We are a platform for cooperation among transport, logistics and other industries who are concerned with the ongoing debates on Mobility Package I. We would like our voice to be heard and taken into account while adopting decisions reshaping the future of road transport for many years to come. We call for a safeguarding of the EU Single Market and fundamental EU freedoms for EU citizens and businesses, we call for a FREE TRANSPORT FOR EVERYONE.
Debates on “Mobility Package I” in a nutshell
The European Commission proposed the Mobility Package I on 31 May 2017 aiming to review road transport in terms of social, environmental and technological regulation.
The initial European Commission‘s proposals on Posting of Workers Directive, driving and rest time as well as access to EU market found its way neither in the EU institutions nor among the EU Member States. It has only resulted into divided positions between “old” and “new” members leaving no space for constructive discussion.
Despite of deep and sensitive cleavages of East-West, New-Old and Periphery-Centre the Mobility Package I was pushed through in the Council of the European Union on 3 December 2018 and in the European Parliament on 4 April 2019. In both cases there were made bad political deals turning blind eye on evidence-based approach and carrying out no impact assessment on supply chains, industries, SMEs and millions of transport-related jobs in EU Member States. The Council’s general approach was rejected by 9 EU Member States (1 abstention) and the European Parliament approved the reports in one of the last plenaries after they had been rejected in the TRAN committee.
The next round of the debates on the Mobility Package I is going to take place in trialogues among the Council, the Parliament and the Commission due after the European elections.