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Poland to tighten lorry inspections on border with Ukraine

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 10:51

Poland has announced its intention to tighten inspections of lorries on the Polish-Ukrainian border at the request of the transport industry.

Source: Polish Infrastructure Ministry, as reported by European Pravda

Details: The ministry said this issue was agreed upon during a recent meeting with transport industry representatives.

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The authority added that the tightening of inspections was one of the Polish hauliers' demands.

"Today we are proving that we are keeping our word: the Road Transport Inspectorate, the State Tax Administration, the Border Guard Service and the police have sent additional forces to the region," said Polish Infrastructure Minister Alvin Gajadhur.

The official further noted that the government will also take measures in European institutions to combat unfair competition in the haulage market.

The minister added that the EU Transport Council summit scheduled for Monday, 4 December "should address the issue of the consequences caused by cancelling the obligation to obtain permits to enter the EU for Ukrainian drivers".

Background:

  • On Friday, 1 December, representatives of the Ukrainian and Polish agencies responsible for infrastructure met in Warsaw to discuss measures to lift the blockade of Polish hauliers at the border and agreed on several points.
  • Polish hauliers commenced a protest on 6 November, demanding that the EU, among other things, reintroduce a permit system for Ukrainian drivers entering the EU.

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