On Wednesday 22 July at 8:00 p.m. another debate organised by Warsaw Institute and The Warsaw Institute Review took place.
During the event spoke:
Władysław Kondratowicz – Deputy Minister of Communication of the Republic of Lithuania
Kosma Złotowski – Member of the European Parliament, on the Committee on Transport and Tourism, among others
Piotr Mikiel – Director of the Transport Department at ZMPD
Robert Przybylski – “Rzeczpospolita” automotive journalist and publicist specializing in international transport.
The meeting was hosted by Berenika Grabowska – President of The Warsaw Institute Review.
The EU Mobility Package, i.e. changes in the EU transport law, which are largely unfavourable to Polish entrepreneurs, will be partially effective already in August. Work on the new regulations was completed on 8 July 2020, when the European Parliament completed the vote on the reports included in the regulations, rejecting at the same time amendments proposed by as many as 9 Member States. The new law concerns three groups of regulations:
– Requirements for maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods, and rules on tachographs
– Posting of drivers in the road transport sector and roadside checks,
– Conditions to pursue the occupation of road transport operator and access to the international road transport market.
The speakers discussed, among other things, potential consequences for Polish and European companies and consumers and sought answers to possible changes in the functioning of the transport market.