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Parliament approves controversial bill abandoning national road cabotage regulations

Parliament approves controversial bill abandoning national road cabotage regulations

06.07.2016

 Following pressure from the European Commission to fully implement European cabotage rules as laid down in EU Regulation 1072/2009, Parliament has approved a controversial bill amending the Act on Commercial Transport of Goods on the Road on June 22 2016.

On June 16 2016 the commission decided to refer Finland to the European Court of Justice for failing to properly apply the cabotage rules. However, the commission noted that if Finland changes its legislation and decides to follow the EU regulation, it will reconsider its decision to sue Finland.

Partner Matti Komonen from HPP Attorneys Ltd, has written an article on this matter, titled “Parliament approves controversial bill abandoning national road cabotage regulations”, which has been published in the International Law Office´s newsletter.