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Mobility Package Agreement

Yesterday, the European Parliament gave the green light to the major reform of road freight transport in the first mobility package. CLECAT welcomes a single regulatory framework for European road freight transport, but warns of the unintentional but significant impact of the new regulatory package on the transport and logistics sector. “The agreement means that all those who operate national carriers in Sweden must offer Swedish wages and working conditions. If you have a permanent residence, you have to register the truck and pay taxes in Sweden,” said Swedish MEP Johan Danielsson (S). The Finnish Presidency, the Commission and the EP negotiating team today reached a provisional agreement on the Mobility Package I, which harmonises EU rules on road transport and the work of drivers. The agreement is still subject to final approval by the Council and the EP plenary. “The result is a complex compromise and it remains to be seen whether the agreement reached will lead to an approximation of competition and social security rules and a more precise definition of market access conditions. This is why the implementation guidelines that the European Commission is preparing are of the utmost importance for the sector,” said Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT. IN PARTICULAR, CLECAT REGRETS that the main concerns of the sector were not taken into account by the co-legislators throughout the negotiations.

So what`s the real problem? The mp1 provisions will also have a direct impact on third-country operators offering road transport services under a bilateral (agreements, authorisations) or multilateral framework, such as. B the quota of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) and the UNECE European Agreement on the Work of Aircrew in International Road Transport (AETR). A number of MP1 provisions need to be transposed into these frameworks in order to ensure fair competition. The European Transport Federation (ETF) welcomes the new mobility package. The association`s request to introduce the latest generation of smart tachographs in all vehicles was accepted. This makes it possible to monitor compliance with the rules on driving and rest time. 2 www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/12/20/truck-drivers-reform-coreper-confirms-provisional-agreement-on-mobility-package/ In a case involving workers of the Cypriot undertaking AFMB which concluded agreements with several Netherlands undertakings, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice, Priit Pikamäe, appealed to the `Ententest` to decide who the employer really is. . . .