aA
The European Union plans to require that haulers draw up schedules for truck drivers to return home at least every eight weeks.
EU plans to require that truck drivers return home every 8 weeks
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

Such a provision is included in a preliminary agreement between the European Parliament and Finland, which represents member states, reached on Thursday morning, sources in Brussels told BNS.

The agreement is not final and still needs the approval of member states.

European lawmakers earlier proposed requiring that businesses return drivers home at least every four weeks.

Lithuania and other Central and Eastern European countries criticized such proposals, stating that it will increase pollution and undermine the fight against climate change.

Lithuanian businessmen and government representatives say Western European countries want stricter rules to push them out of the market.

Western Europeans say, however, more stringent rules will allow avoiding misuse and improving workers' situation.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

New company selected to manage aviation fuel infrastructure in Vilnius and Palanga

A company called ‘Baljet‘ won the public contract through the international call for tenders...

Taiwan to open its representation by end of year Lithuania – in early 2022

Taiwan's Minister of National Development Kung Ming-hsin said on Wednesday Taiwan should open its...

Lithuania announces its 1st 5G frequency auction

The Lithuanian Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) on Monday announced an auction for three 700...

Vilnius court sentences Polish citizen for health insurance fraud

A Polish citizen has been sentenced by a Vilnius court to three years in prison for a health insurance...

The reconstruction of Palanga Airport is complete: air gates ready to resume operation

The reconstruction of Palanga Airport, which started a month and a half ago, has been completed. All...

Top news

President's aide: Karoblis would agree to work as ambassador to EU

Raimundas Karoblis, a diplomat and former defense minister, would agree to be nominated as a candidate...

1st fence segments installed on Lithuanian-Belarusian border

The first segments of a 4-meter-high fence have been installed near Lithuania's southern city of...

3 360 new COVID-19 cases 34 people died

On Wednesday, 3 360 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. In total, the country has already...

Lithuania earmarks up to EUR 100 mln to prepare for possible accident at Belarus N-plant

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday for the first time approved a plan to prepare for a possible...

Taiwan to open its representation by end of year Lithuania – in early 2022

Taiwan's Minister of National Development Kung Ming-hsin said on Wednesday Taiwan should open its...