Bulgaria mulls taking Macron’s ‘mobility package’ to EU court
Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania oppose part of the changes.
The “Macron Package” introduces new rules for posted drivers, including a higher minimum wage and regulation of their stay in proper accommodation or in Safe and Secure Parking Places. The most contentious issue is the return of empty trucks to their country of origin once every four weeks. This would prevent transport companies from Central and Eastern Europe from providing their services to the market of Western Europe, the so-called “cabotage”.
On Tuesday (24 September), the Parliament’s Transport Committee gave the ‘green light’ to begin negotiations with the European Commission and the Council on rules for reforming the EU’s transport sector. The trilogue will start on 1 November and will be led by the new European Commission. The goal is to reach a compromise on the rules known as the “Macron Package”.