De Jong urges EU transport ministers to take action

20 May 2014

De Jong urges EU transport ministers to take action

SP Euro-MP Dennis de Jong today joined transport sector employers’ organisation IRU and trade union federation ETF in sending an urgent letter to EU member states’ transport ministers drawing attention to abuses in international road haulage. ‘European Transport Commissioner Slim Kallas promised that he would make recommendations from MEPs known to his colleagues at national level, but this was just talk, so we in the SP will have to do it ourselves,’ says De Jong.

Dennis de JongThe letter points to recommendations made last June to Commissioner Kallas by a cross-party group of Euro-MPs. ‘Commissioner Kallas has had a year to take action in relation to international road haulage, yet he has done nothing,’ De Jong complains. ‘Now we’ve decided that enough is enough. Truck drivers in Europe have had it up to here, so it’s time for action and I’m asking the transport ministers to introduce measures at European level.’

Letter to EU transport ministers (PDF)
Proposals (PDF)

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