Britain faced the first true test of its Brexit preparations on Monday (4 January), with thousands of lorries expected to make the Channel crossing for the first time since the country left the EU's single market and customs union.
European Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean warned Thursday (24 December) that 10,000 European truckers were struggling to return from Britain and criticised France for imposing coronavirus restrictions on them.
In its current form, the Mobility Package brings no benefits for European citizens other than a new wave of migration, an exacerbation of inequalities, and an undesirable increase in CO2 emissions, writes Clotilde Armand.
In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, the truck transport industry that ensures the security of supplies and food on our tables deserves praise, and an honest and transparent discussion, away from protectionist stereotypes, writes Petar Vitanov.
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