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11 October 2019
O-000032/2019

Question for oral answer O-000032/2019

to the Commission

Rule 136

Petar Vitanov, Maria Grapini, Tsvetelina Penkova, Andris Ameriks, Bronis Ropė, Elena Yoncheva, Ivo Hristov, Petras Auštrevičius, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Atidzhe Alieva-Veli, Iskra Mihaylova, Andrey Novakov, Emil Radev, Asim Ademov, Eva Maydell, Andrey Kovatchev, Alexander Alexandrov Yordanov, Radan Kanev, Liudas Mažylis, Viktor Uspaskich, Tudor Ciuhodaru, Claudiu Manda, Rovana Plumb, Adrian-Dragoş Benea, Carmen Avram, Cristian Terheş, Andrius Kubilius, Rasa Juknevičienė, Juozas Olekas, Vilija Blinkevičiūtė, Bogusław Liberadzki, Angel Dzhambazki, Andrey Slabakov, Andor Deli, Loránt Vincze, Balázs Hidvéghi, Edina Tóth, András Gyürk, Andrea Bocskor, Kinga Gál, József Szájer, György Hölvényi, Enikő Győri, Tamás Deutsch, Ádám Kósa, Sergei Stanishev, Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska, Radosław Sikorski, Krzysztof Hetman, Andrzej Halicki, Ewa Kopacz, Tomasz Frankowski, Danuta Maria Hübner, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Daniel Buda, Ioan-Rareş Bogdan, Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, Vasile Blaga, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Gheorghe Falcă, Eugen Tomac, Kosma Złotowski, Anna Fotyga, Andżelika Anna Możdżanowska, Ryszard Czarnecki, Tomasz Piotr Poręba, Elżbieta Rafalska, Witold Jan Waszczykowski, Anna Zalewska, Joanna Kopcińska, Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Jadwiga Wiśniewska, Bogdan Rzońca, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Beata Mazurek, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Roberts Zīle, Karol Karski, Adam Bielan, Beata Szydło, Krzysztof Jurgiel, Izabela-Helena Kloc


  Subject: Functioning of the internal market

The internal market is the basis and the future of the EU. The means used to achieve its complete, ethical and competitive integration are fundamental.

On 4 April 2019, Parliament adopted three first-reading positions related to Mobility Package I: on the posting of drivers, on driving time and rest periods, and on adaptations to developments in the road transport sector. These positions contain substantial amendments to the Commission’s proposal which have never been assessed. Furthermore, the provisions concern many issues, and will entail changing and extending EU road transport rules. These changes will have an impact on workers, customers, competition, the future structure of the road haulage industry, and the functioning of the internal market.

In this regard, we would like to address the following questions to the Commission:

How will the proposed legal framework affect the functioning of the internal market? What will its impact be in terms of:

 the annual fuel cost for empty runs resulting from the requirement to return to the haulier’s Member State of establishment;

 lost revenue and additional administrative expenses for companies in the European road transport sector;

 investments by companies in the sector;

 the level of employment in international transport companies;

 the total greenhouse emissions generated by transport sector;

 transport prices and the prices of goods for European customers?

How will the Member States implement measures equivalent to Directive 96/71/EC with regard to third countries?

Submitted: 11.10.2019

Forwarded: 15.10.2019

Deadline for reply: 22.10.2019

Last updated: 16 October 2019Legal notice