On December 4, the EU Transport Council will meet in Brussels. Poland calls for a "transport visa-free regime" for Ukraine to be included in the agenda. Warsaw will ask the European Union to return the need for Ukrainian carriers to obtain a permit to enter Europe. This was stated by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish Radio reports.
Morawiecki noted that he recognizes some of the arguments of the Polish carriers' protesters, one of whose demands is the restoration of permits.
"It is very important that the Minister of Infrastructure receives appropriate instructions at the EU Transport Council meeting to return to the previous permit system," the Prime Minister said.
Waldemar Jaszczur, Chairman of the Polish Committee for the Protection of Transport Carriers and Employers, said: "The transport industry has high hopes for the European Union Transport Council meeting. The voice of the EU transport industry must be heard".
Polish carriers may consider softening the protest at the border if the Polish state tightens control on trucks entering Poland.
As we reported earlier, Polish carriers will not extend the strike on the border with Ukraine to two more checkpoints, Zosin-Ustyluh and Nyzhankovychi-Malhowice.