EC upgrading the transport Green Lanes to keep the economy going during the COVID-19 pandemic resurgence

 

On 29th October 2020 the European Commission launched an additional set of actions to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, save lives and strengthen the internal market’s resilience. Since March, the application of Green Lanes – most notably for road freight to cross borders in less than 15 minutes – has helped to maintain the supply of goods and the economic fabric of the EU.

The Commission proposes to extend the Green Lane approach to ensure that multi-modal transport works effectively in areas including rail and waterborne freight and air cargo, and provides additional guidance to facilitate application in practice, on issues such as electronic documentation, and availability of rest and refuelling points. Member States should ensure the seamless free movement of goods across the Single Market.

The whole set of measures might be found under the following links:

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1986

https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/legislation/com20200685-green-lanes-upgrade_en.pdf

(Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council on upgrading the transport Green Lanes to keep the economy going during the COVID-19 pandemic resurgence)

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