Tuesday, November 23

Ukraine has initiated discussions on Polish permits and the liberalization of transit freight

from the EU with the European Commission. The Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Mustafa Nayem, has asked the Director-General of DG MOVE of the European Commission Henryk Hololeem to hold trilateral consultations in the format “Ukraine – Poland – EU.” It is necessary to prevent the introduction of additional restrictive conditions for mutual access to the freight market. According to Nayem, the Ministry of Infrastructure is initiating the gradual opening of the road transport market, particularly the liberalization of transit between Ukraine and the EU.

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