EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO FUND TRUCK STOPS FOR RUSSIA-EU BORDER

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Commission is to spend Euro 3.5 million on setting up secure truck stops for hauliers having to wait at the frontier between the European Union (EU) and Russia. Length delays in processing cargoes mean "truck drivers are compelled to spend several days in a queue of many kilometres on the border", said a Brussels announcement: "This situation threatens not only road safety and drivers' security but also creates a damaging environmental and social situation." As a result, the Commission is to grant up ...


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