The EU is streamlining its regulatory framework on seafarers’ training and certification. Today, the Romanian presidency reached a provisional agreement on a reform designed to keep EU rules aligned with international rules and to make the centralised mechanism for the recognition of seafarers from third countries more efficient and effective. The revision will also increase legal clarity regarding the mutual recognition of seafarers’ certificates issued by member states. The agreement will now be submitted for approval by member states’ representatives in the Council.
Question for written answer to the Commission (Rule 130) by Wim van de Camp (PPE) on “Hefty fines payable by Dutch road hauliers in Belgium for ‘evading’ tolls”.