Since spring 2015, the European Commission has officially announced that its works on the so-called "Road Transport Package» (Road Package) have begun. The above-mentioned Road Package is planned to be presented by the end of 2016, following an assessment of the current status and further to public consultation. According to official information the "Package" aims at taking legislative and non-legislative initiatives which shall refer to three main pillars of road transport of the European Union: (a) Review of existing pricing regime for the use of road infrastructure, (b) Access to the road transport market and (c) the so-called "Social Rules” governing road transport.
In order to prepare OFAE’s positions and proposals as well as to plan the Union’s influential strategy to the various initiatives that are expected, it was considered appropriate to proceed to the present analysis and examination of the issues of concern at a European, but also a national level in order for the expected legislative and other developments to be examined a priori in relation to the interests of the European and Greek road transport industry in general, but especially the Greek hauliers and draw conclusions as to the positions and proposals of OFAE.
Please find attached the full document that has been sent to the EC