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Europe's East 28-04-2022

EU to suspend tariffs on Ukraine imports for one year, Kyiv grateful

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (27 April) a one-year suspension of import duties on all Ukrainian goods not covered by an existing free trade deal to help the country's economy during the war with Russia.
Transport 01-10-2021

Court cases over ‘Mobility Package’ pit Bulgaria against powerful EU countries

Bulgaria has filed three appeals with the Court of Justice requesting a full or partial repeal of the EU legislation that has become known as the Mobility Package. The court cases pit Bulgaria against major EU countries, including France and Germany. EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.
Brexit 01-10-2021

Chaos in the UK: pumps dry, medicines disrupted and pig cull fears

More than two thousand British gas stations were still dry on Thursday due a shortage of drivers which was starting to disrupt deliveries to pharmacies, while farmers warned a lack of butchers could lead to a massive cull of pigs.
Brexit 27-09-2021

Long queues and fuel rationing as Britain faces truck driver shortage

Lengthy queues of vehicles snaked their way to gas stations in Britain where an acute shortage of truck drivers has led to fuel rationing and some pumps running dry, and prompted the government to consider issuing temporary work visas.
Brexit 15-09-2021

UK delays full post-Brexit border checks from EU

Britain on Tuesday (14 September) said it would push back its implementation of full post-Brexit borders checks on goods from the European Union, as the pandemic, red tape and new immigration rules fuel supply problems.
Transport 30-08-2021

UK mulls easing post-Brexit immigration rules to end truck driver shortage

British ministers will consider easing post-Brexit immigration rules to help end a shortage of truck drivers amid mounting pressure from supermarket chains, The Times newspaper reported.
Brexit 27-04-2021

France threatens ‘reprisals’ if Brexit fishing deal not implemented

France on Tuesday (27 April) threatened "reprisals" against Britain unless a post-Brexit deal on fishing rights is implemented, the latest sign of cross-Channel tensions over the highly sensitive sector.
Brexit 04-01-2021

UK’s Brexit preparedness to be tested as festive period ends

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.
Transport 24-12-2020

EU transport chief criticises France for UK truck delays

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.
Coronavirus 23-12-2020

Britain, France ease transport ban as virus variant threatens supply chains

France and Britain will reopen cross-border travel Wednesday (23 December) after a snap 48-hour ban to curb the spread of a new coronavirus variant threatened UK supply chains.
Transport 22-10-2020

Bulgaria to challenge EU mobility package reforms in court

Bulgaria's government said Wednesday (21 October) it would challenge in court parts of a major EU-wide reform agreed earlier this year aimed at improving road hauliers' work conditions.
Transport 27-05-2020

EU Mobility Package risks becoming a roadblock to post-crisis recovery

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.
Transport 08-05-2020

Truck drivers deserve an honest discussion, away from protectionist stereotypes

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.