The EU’s committee of permanent representatives (Coreper) today endorsed an agreement between the Council, represented by the Bulgarian presidency, and the European Parliament on new measures to bring the enforcement of competition rules in line with the digital age and to tackle illegal competition practices in the EU.
Update: the document has been revised to include a statement by the Czech Republic
− Two documents on the adoption of the legislative act and statements by the Commission, Malta and Cyprus are now available.
− The draft legislative text is now available.
−Outcome of the European Parliament’s first reading (Strasbourg, 11 to 14 June 2018)
EU rules on the use of goods vehicles hired without drivers have been in operation for over 25 years without change and need to be reviewed to correspond to current and future needs in the transport sector. As part of the 2017 road transport mobility package, the European Commission proposed to soften the existing restrictions on using hired vehicles in international transport and establish a uniform regulatory framework, which would give transport operators across the EU equal access to the market for hired goods vehicles. The Council, concerned with the possible erosion of tax revenues from vehicle registration and enforcement issues, could not endorse a general approach under a recent proposal made by the Bulgarian Presidency. The Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism voted its report, but the mandate to start trilogues is due to be voted during the June plenary. Second edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.