Written by Damiano Scordamaglia (4th edition, updated on 8.4.2019),
The regulations on admission to the occupation of road transport operator and on access to the international road transport market have been contributing to the functioning of EU road transport and fair competition between resident and non-resident hauliers since December 2011. Despite the improvements they have brought to the sector, however, persistent shortcomings such as diverging national application of the rules and uneven enforcement called for a revision of both acts. On 31 May 2017, as part of a ‘mobility package’, the European Commission adopted a new proposal to address the main shortcomings affecting the sector, and improve its competitiveness and efficiency.
In June 2018, Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) adopted its report and a negotiating mandate for trilogue. However, Parliament did not endorse the mandate and in July 2018, rejected the report, referring it back to the committee. In the meantime, the Council reached a general approach on the three proposals in the package, in December 2018. On 10 January 2019, the TRAN committee adopted a compromise proposal but failed to reach an agreement on the two linked files on driving times and posting. In March, the Conference of Presidents decided to include this file on the agenda of the March II plenary session. After procedural complications, Parliament adopted its first-reading position during the subsequent plenary session, on 4 April 2019.
|Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 with a view to adapting them to developments in the sector|
|Committee responsible:||Transport and Tourism (TRAN)||COM(2017) 281 of 31.5.2017
procedure ref.: 2017/0123(COD)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Rapporteur:||Ismail Ertug (S&D, Germany)|
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska (EPP, Poland)
Kosma Złotowski (ECR, Poland)
Pawel Telička (ALDE, Czech Republic)
Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL, Finland)
Karima Delli (Greens/EFA – France)
Peter Lundgren (EFDD, Sweden)
Marie-Christine Arnautu (ENF, France)
|Next steps expected:||Trilogue negotiations|