Nine-Country Road Alliance is Launched

ESC is welcoming the “Road Transport Alliance” that was launched by nine European countries in Paris on 31 January.  The EU Transport Ministers from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, and Sweden signed this agreement with the aim to combat unfair competition in road freight transport. Social dumping, sophisticated fraud, the misuse of internal market and labour law rules are some of the issues the countries want to work on.

The European Commission plans to publish a new law covering workers’ rights and break rules for drivers on the road in late spring.