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Call for better, smarter, targeted enforcement

Date: 26 April, 2016

Improved enforcement for road freight transport is central in the on-going preparations for the revision of a number of EU rules for the market. Focus has been on better cooperation between national authorities, rules that are more enforceable and more effective, efficient and dissuasive controls and sanctions. A discussion on a different organisation of enforcement in the
EU has also been on the agenda, such as an EU agency.

“At todays event NLA had the opportunity to emphasise the importance of enforcement for fair competition in the EU,” commented CEO of NLA Soren Larsen. “Our message today was quite simply a demand for action. Many things can be done here and now – we do not have to wait for new rules or regulations. What we need is a commitment from the Member States that the rules must be followed, that they will be controlled and that sanctions will follow when you break the rules. The experience from Norway, where investments have been made in new, modern control equipment, shows how easily it can be done for the benefit of all the operators who are following the rules.”

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Nordic agenda in the EU

Date: 20 April, 2016

”The road initiatives (from the Commission) will result in: improved energy efficiency, reduced CO2 emissions, more fairness, increased competitiveness, job creation, innovation and new investment opportunities,” is how Transport Commissioner Bulc announced the ambitions of the Commission and launched the road transport conference held on April 19 in Bruxelles. She continued by focusing on 4 key areas: a well-functioning internal market, protection of workers’ rights, climate and the environment and digital technologies.
”The conference showed that the concerns of Nordic haulers has been heard in Bruxelles. Our concerns and problems are the agenda of the Commission. The challenge now is to translate this into practical solutions that will make a difference. Our Nordic cooperation gives us a good start for this work”, comments Soren Larsen.

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Event on better enforcement for road transport

Date: 12 April, 2016

Improved enforcement for road freight transport is central in the on-going preparations for the revision of a number of EU rules for the market. Focus has been on better cooperation between national authorities, rules that are more enforceable and more effective, efficient and dissuasive controls and sanctions.

Tuesday April 26, 2016 12:30 - 14:30 hrs
At the Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Bruxelles,

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European Parliament against social dumping

Date: 08 April, 2016

The Transport and tourism committee of the European Parliament adopted on April 7 its opinion on social dumping in transport. The vote took place on basis of the work done by MEP Jens Nilsson (Sweden, Soc Dem) to fight the use of social dumping in the transport sector of the EU. In a vote with broad support from the big political groups in the EP the Committee supported the need for a more balanced approach to road transport policy. Legal loopholes and abuses of existing legislation in order to promote free movement and ensure fair competition. The Committee also called for steps to combat illegal activities, letterbox companies and unfair practices to ensure social protection and legal certainty for drivers and operators.

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