Agreements with Ukraine and Moldova to ease road transport of goods 

MEPs are set to back measures to facilitate cross-border transport of goods between EU, Ukraine and Moldova, in order to help unlock grain export currently blocked by Russia.

The new EU road transport agreements with Ukraine and Moldova -to be voted on by plenary on Thursday- would replace existing bilateral transport agreements with EU countries. They would temporarily facilitate road freight transport allowing Ukrainian, Moldovan and EU hauliers to transit through and operate between each other's territories, without the need for the related permits.

The two deals are part of the EU’s response to the disruptions in the transport sector in Ukraine and Moldova caused by the unjustified invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Ukrainian airspace has been closed to civilian traffic, and maritime export severely limited. Ukraine needs to find alternative routes by road to export its stocks of grain, fuel, foodstuffs and other relevant goods.

Procedure: consent

Procedure Code: 2022/0200(NLE); 2022/0201 (NLE)

Vote: Thursday, 10 November