Episode 26: What is stopping trucks at borders between EU member States? with Joanna Jasiewicz


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In the outbreak of COVID-19, the EU international freight traffic was close to collapsing with the obstruction of trucks from delivering goods to supermarkets in dire need of replenishing their inventory.

In this episode, Matthias Bauer talks to Joanna Jasiewicz, an employment lawyer and representative of the Transport Logistics Poland, about barriers raised to freight traffic among EU member states.

Even though the free movement of goods and labour should be guaranteed by the EU Single Market, there are still plenty of obstacles to that freedom. Those include the proposed Mobility Package I, a protectionist measure that discriminates Eastern from Western Europeans and goes against the EU’s green ambitions.

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