EU Transport Commissioner briefed on potential impact of UK HGV Tax on cross border truckers

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Pat The Cope Gallagher MEP and Commissioner Siim Kallas in Strasbourg
Pat The Cope Gallagher MEP and Commissioner Siim Kallas in Strasbourg

The EU Transport Commissioner is examining the planned introduction of a tax on hauliers from the Republic transitting through Northern Ireland.
The investigation follows a meeting on Strasbourg last night between Commissioner Siim Kallas, who is also Vice President of the Commission, and North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher.
Mr Gallagher says he briefed he commissioner on the particular impact this 10 pounds tax will have truckers from the border counties, and particularly from Donegal.
Speaking to Highland Radio News from Strasbourg this morning, Mr Gallagher said the commissioner’s department is now seeking to establish whether the European Commission can intervene……….
[podcast]https://highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/copetruckerseu.mp3[/podcast]
 

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