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MEP set to put brakes on cabotage plan

[ March 8, 2013   //   ]

Belgian left-wing MEP Saïd El Khadraoui, who heads the Socialist members in the European Committee on Transport, says he wants to put the brakes on plans to further liberalise road cabotage laws in the EU. He said that as long as the social and working conditions of drivers and enforcement were not guaranteed by EU legislation, further opening of the market will only lead to unfair competition and have severe consequences for road safety,” he told a European Parliament seminar on 27 February.

The European Parliament is to expected to debate the issuye before the end of the year, including a possible abolition of the current three-trip limit on cabotage operations and possibly, subject to certain conditions, make it legal to carry out cabotage runs that are not consecutive to an international transport movement.

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