Alerts Energy Infrastructure / Innovations 29 March, 2024 6:20 am   
COMMENTS: Marcin Karwowski

Polish and Ukrainian politicians in talks about transport connecting both countries

7c975cdb-f1bf-40ae-ba20-3b521b1c6ffd Minister of Funds and Regional Policy Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, Deputy Prime Minister for Minister of Reconstruction, Minister of Development of Municipalities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Minister of Infrastructure Dariusz Klimczak. Source: Ministry of Infrastructure

During the ongoing Polish-Ukrainian consultations, a meeting was held on the transport sector. Among other things, the issue of liberalizing the road transport of goods between the European Union and Ukraine was raised.

The Ministry of Infrastructure informed about the ongoing Polish-Ukrainian consultations in Warsaw. The Polish side is led by Donald Tusk and the Ukrainian side by Denys Szmyhala. Within this framework, a meeting on the transport sector was held, which was attended by Dariusz Klimczak, Minister of Infrastructure and Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, Minister of Funds and Regional Policy, and Oleksandra Kubrakova, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for Reconstruction and Development Minister of Municipalities, Territories and Infrastructure and Deputy Ministers Serhiya Dekacha and Oleksandr Azarkhina.

The parties discussed transport and infrastructure cooperation, with a particular focus on the road transport market and the revision of the European Union agreement with Ukraine, which liberalizes road transport of goods. The meeting participants also discussed the acceleration of the implementation of joint transport projects that use funds received from the European Union in the form of funds of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and accession in the field of transport and infrastructure of Ukraine to the Union.

Politicians from both countries discussed the measures taken to stop the blocking of access roads to the border crossings connecting the two countries. Minister Klimczak pointed to several important aspects, including the need to launch a hotline of the Ukrainian e-queue system in Polish and the urgent need to establish a uniform data report template for the operations of carriers crossing the Polish-Ukrainian border.

“I am satisfied that today we discussed the need to introduce amendments to the EU-Ukraine agreement liberalizing road transport. I am glad that Prime Minister Kubrakov expressed his willingness to seek a compromise on this issue. This is an extremely important declaration. I look forward to the continued constructive attitude of the Ukrainian side in negotiations with the European Commission. I also assured our Ukrainian friends of the will of our ministry to support Ukraine in the process of accession to the European Union in the transport dimension. We want to share with them our experience in implementing EU law and standards,” said Minister Dariusz Klimczak.

Ministry of Infrastructure / Marcin Karwowski