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PM Borissov: Last night until 2:30 we discussed the Mobility Package with Chancellor Merkel, President Macron and Transport Minister Moskovski, I expect we find a solution

PM Borissov: Last night until 2:30 we discussed the Mobility Package with Chancellor Merkel, President Macron and Transport Minister Moskovski, I expect we find a solution

17 May 2018 | 14:57 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. “We discussed last night until 2.30 am the Mobility Package with Chancellor Merkel, President Macron, and Transport Minister Moscovski. We looked at it very carefully, every word, they had their arguments, we had ours,” Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on the Mobility Package before the summit between the leaders of the EU and Western Balkan countries, Focus News Agency reports. “We talked it through. There was nothing I didn’t explain. I expect we will find a solution. President Macron and Chancellor Merkel promised when they go back to instruct their experts, along with our experts, with the Commission they should review every detail once again. Their main argument is that our drivers are treated badly. They do not sleep in nice places, they cannot maintain good hygienic standards because of the specifics of their work. We discussed everything, maybe for about 3 hours,” said Boyko Borissov.
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Sofia: Bulgarian hauliers protesting against EU “mobility package”

Sofia: Bulgarian hauliers protesting against EU “mobility package”

17 May 2018 | 12:57 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. Bulgarian hauliers are protesting against proposed new rules on the movement of goods and people in the EU, Focus News Agency reports. Many trucks and buses from all over the country were lined up on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd. in Sofia and there are also protests in Plovdiv, Smolyan, Varna and Vidin.
The protest is against some of the proposed regulations in the so-called Mobility Package I and II. The hauliers oppose the introduction of mandatory weekly rest outside the vehicle, which they say will leave cargoes unprotected and generate extra costs for insurance and hotel accommodation, as well as the requirement for return to home every three weeks, again because of extra costs for the companies.
“Our demands are against discrimination by the large countries. What nonsense! On the 21st day we have to go back to Bulgaria – it’s impossible,” Dimitar Dimitrov, one of the protesting drivers, told Focus News Agency. “I hope things get better, especially once the state has made a commitment. The troubles for the small come from the big ones – France, Germany, England. The state must do its best to protect our interests because it is a revenue-generating sector,” he added.
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PICTURE OF THE DAY
Yulia Skripal with first statement since she came out of coma. May 23, 2018;
Yulia Skripal with first statement since she came out of coma. May 23, 2018;

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