Bulc calls for MEP support in passing road rules

24. Mai 2017 zur Übersicht

Artikel erschienen auf "politico.eu" am 3.05.2017

Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc wants MEPs to help her get the Mobility Package approved during her mandate, she told the Transport and Tourism Committee today.

Von Joshua Posaner

Bulc acknowledged that the batch of proposals — which will touch on aspects of social rights for road transport operators and vehicle emission standards — will be contentious.

“These proposals are of high political importance,” said Bulc, telling MEPs to “assign your teams in a timely manner.”

The first seven legislative proposals covering mainly social issues like driver rest times and cabotage operations will be published on May 31. A second batch of measures will be delivered before the end of the year with CO2 standards for trucks among the further measures planned.

“I hope that I can count on you,” Bulc told MEPs, adding that she was troubled by some lobbying over the proposals. “I’m very concerned about different parties spreading rumours that are not substantiated,” she said.

Bulc will address the European Parliament’s plenary on the topic later this month and then discuss the proposals after they are published at a TRAN sitting on June 19.

On Tuesday, 10 MEPS — including TRAN committee members and its former chair Michael Cramer — posted a letter to Bulc warning that the proposals undermine worker rights.