Cabotage regulations are unclear and unenforceable, according to the European Commission (EC). Speaking at the Road Transport Conference in Brussels this week, EC transport commissioner Violeta Bulc said a tendency for member states to implement their own rules for road transport had created uncertainties, an administrative burden and costs for firms working across borders. “This may endanger the single market. Operators have to keep track of these different rules to be compliant and to avoid fines,” she said. One area […]
The European Commission (EC) said the aborted UPS and TNT merger would have increased prices and would not have been challenged enough by other carriers. The regulator officially blocked the merger from taking place on 30 January, claiming it would have restricted competition for express delivery between European countries in 15 nations. It also said that the acquisition would have reduced the number of “significant players” to two in some countries, which it claimed would have “likely harmed customers by […]
Truck manufacturers have responded to the combined €2.9bn (£2.5bn) fine they were issued by the European Commission (EC) yesterday (19 July).
The European Commission (EC) believes “substantial remedies are needed” before the proposed takeover of TNT Express by UPS can be cleared. In a merger review speech made on Friday (2 November), Joaquín Almunia, EC vice-president responsible for competition, said that “serious competition concerns would arise” if it went ahead without revisions. Last month the EC revealed that approval would only come if the resulting company would be challenged enough by other parcel firms. TNT Express and UPS have since received […]