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In a bid to resolve the ongoing protest by the road transport industry, Poland’s Minister of Infrastructure, Andrzej Adamczyk, and Deputy Minister Rafał Weber engaged in international discussions. A meeting in Warsaw with a delegation from the European Commission, led by Magdalena Kopczyńska, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, aimed to delve into the causes of the protest affecting routes to three Polish-Ukrainian border crossings.
Among the key points raised were the need for Ukraine to reinstate lanes for the clearance of empty trucks and the restoration of specific functionalities in the e-queue system, as advocated by the protest organizers. Talks also encompassed the repercussions of the EU-Ukraine agreement on liberalizing road transport rules for the Polish transport sector.
Later in the day, a trilateral meeting unfolded at the Polish-Ukrainian border, attended by officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure, local authorities, and representatives of relevant services. The Ukrainian side was represented by Deputy Minister of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure, Sierhij Derkacz. Minister Adamczyk emphasized the aim for Ukraine to comprehend protesters’ demands and take actions within its jurisdiction. The discussions seek a resolution to ease cross-border transport challenges.