The demands of the striking truckers would cost the state 100 million euros

Truckers also block traffic in Slovakia on Wednesday. Companies are worried, they will recover them in case of damage. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini called for an end to the blockades.

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) called on road hauliers to stop block border crossings. He pointed out that these steps had already affected them some car manufacturers. According to the Prime Minister, road hauliers should stop defending car manufacturers and employees at work. According to him, they do not do so in the sense of the Public Assembly Act.

He recalled that the government has already met the requirements of carriers and when Dissatisfied truckers will continue to block roads, showing them before the elections were about politics.

Kamenický: UNAS requirements are unacceptable

Road tax rebates and toll rebates requested by UNAS, are unacceptable, said Minister of Finance Ladislav Kamenický. After recalculating the impacts would cost the state about one hundred million euros, he added. Negotiations took place at the Ministry of Economy between the representatives of the government and ČESMAD, where they reached a final agreement on toll discounts. According to Minister of Transport Árpád Érsek, the requirements of striking carriers or could not be met because European legislation does not allow such high discounts they demanded. Appreciated by the association ČESMAD, because according to negotiated and did not blackmail him.

“It is still true that the discounts they propose are beyond ours possibilities and are contrary to European legislation. Fees Directive for the use of defined road sections by trucks to us determines that the maximum discounts can be 13%, “he pointed out Arch. The Union of Road Carriers has called for a significant increase in toll rebates depending on the mileage from the current 3% to 11% on 18% to 27%.

The ČESMAD association has accepted the ministry’s proposal, according to which they will be able to Road hauliers benefit from volume discounts on toll rates from the first kilometer driven. The total annual volume of discounts is doubled and will amount to approximately € 8.5 million. Discounts will begin apply from 1 July this year, when it enters into force regulation approved by the government on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Finance will submit a legislative proposal to the Government for discussion motor vehicle tax adjustment of approximately EUR 30 million. Kamenický considers this offer to be above standard.

“Our overall proposal also included a proposal to abolish the so-called maluses for very old vehicles and discounts that will apply to some vehicle categories have been specified for the latest vehicles up to level of 50%, “he explained.

The Ministry of Finance will thus submit a legislative proposal, which it should to be approved by this government. The Minister said that given the reactions politicians who supported some of the requirements of carriers would approach it the new government should also have signed up.

The borders are free

Trucks supporting the protest of the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) they remain at border crossings but have freed them for crossing trucks carrying goods for different companies. This was stated by a representative UNAS Stanislav Skala, mentioning Volkswagen Slovakia and Peugeot Slovakia. “Trucks are mostly at the main passages,” he said The rock. He could not say at how many border crossings they are trucks involved in the protest.

The UNAS presidency should decide on the way forward on Wednesday. “We have a meeting, we will see what happens next. We will decide only after when the presidency meets, “said Skala. When asked what the procedure will be to suggest replied that it did not depend on him, but on the presidency, which has five members.

Carmakers have problems

The strike by road hauliers and their blockade of border crossings is causing complications for the automotive industry and can also lead to production downtime Volkswagen carmaker in Slovakia. She pointed this out to her in the company’s opinion spokeswoman Lucia Kovarovič Makayová.

She recalled that the car industry is in a difficult period, when it is affected by adverse global and local conditions. “Contemporary tense situation in Slovakia regarding the conditions of business in road transport it does not contribute to this and is another factor that negatively affects it Slovakia’s competitiveness on an international scale, “she emphasized speaker.

“This condition causes complications that are additional unplanned costs, and may lead to downtime in the short term production in the company Volkswagen Slovakia and thus have another negative economic effects, “she added. The carmaker is therefore asking for both again the parties to the dispute to negotiate and reach an agreement as soon as possible.

The car manufacturer PSA in Trnava also talks about the problems.

The strike of road hauliers did not affect the flow of production at the Kia Motors plant Slovakia in Teplička nad Váhom, informed the car spokesman Ján Žgravčák.

“Kia Motors Slovakia is closely monitoring the situation and reacting flexibly to it traffic restrictions in connection with the strike of road hauliers. At this moment the production in the plant is running at 100%, “said Žgravčák.

Later, however, the situation escalated so that Kii threatened to stop production.

US Steel would seek damages

US Steel Košice (USSK) considers roadblocking road hauliers as dangerous and in case of damage he wants to claim compensation from strike organizers. A spokesman informed SITA USSK Ján Bača.

“If our products do not reach the destination as ordered, we risk being our sheets were made, sold, but not delivered on time, and finally possible we lose the customer. In that case, we would ask for compensation damages from the organizers of the strike, “said Bača.

He added that the right to protest should not prevent others from using the road. “Regional carriers take on other carriers in this way, etc. producers as hostages, “he added.

Ružomberok forbade truckers to gather

The city of Ružomberok issued a decision on Tuesday evening that on its territory The Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia has a ban on assembly.

It did so on the initiative of the District Directorate of the Police Force (OR PZ), which assessed the assembly as dangerous, not only for participants themselves, but also for drivers and the general public. TASR was informed about this by the spokesman of the mayor of Ružomberok, Viktor Mydlo.

“In view of the unfavorable weather conditions, the OR PZ assessed that the meeting takes place in a dangerous place where the participants are in danger serious danger to their health. In view of the insufficient visibility, there was a risk of endangering the health of the participants in heavy snow assembly, but also around the driving drivers, “said the city.

The reason was also that the strike takes place in a place where due to climatic conditions, there is a significant reduction in traffic, safe passage of rescue vehicles, vehicle passability maintenance and the situation is currently in serious conflict of interest population. “Such an assembly could pose a serious threat life and health of the population, “the police and the city assessed the situation Ružomberok.

City officials also pointed out some shortcomings in the notification from the party Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia. They stated that under the law on assembly the convener is obliged to notify the assembly in writing to the municipality so that the municipality received the notification at least five days before the event. Notice however, the meeting was to be delivered to the city on Tuesday morning.

Police on the social network on Tuesday advised drivers to completely avoided the city.

VIDEO: Tuesday’s border blockade.

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The convoy of trucks reached the D3 motorway

On Wednesday, they closed the Považský Chlmec tunnel on the D3 motorway in the direction of Čadce, because a column of waiting trucks due to the Union strike of Slovak hauliers (UNAS) reached the D3 motorway. Regional the directorate of the Police Force in Žilina on the social network informs that the situation on the spot is controlled by police patrols and it is recommended to limit driving by this towards.

At the same time, it warned drivers that they are currently in the Žilina region for freight transport blocked border crossings Makov, Svrčinovec and Trstená. “In connection with the blocking of border crossings, we would like to draw your attention to form large columns. The police are monitoring the situation at all sections, “said the Žilina Regional Police Directorate.

Carriers blocked the border

The Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) went out again on Tuesday with trucks on roads. From the morning, they blocked border crossings with the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine and the main routes in Žilina and in Ružomberok. At the border crossing Rajka – Čunovo is already around At 11 o’clock in the morning, they formed columns of trucks about seven in length kilometers, which gradually expanded. UNAS stated on the social network that they will protest until their demands are resolved.

VIDEO: The Trstená border crossing has been cleared

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Direction) said he did not understand the ultimate the conduct of UNAS representatives who impose conditions without being willing to achieve compromise. Pellegrini also recalled the proposals made by the Ministry of Transport and finances submitted after negotiations with road hauliers. With these The proposals were approved by the largest association in the sector – Česmad. “I mean that the provision of toll rebates of EUR 8 million and tax credits from motor vehicles in the amount of EUR 33 million is a very fair offer, which will significantly improve the position of Slovak road hauliers, “he said Pilgrims.

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Truckers also block traffic in Slovakia on Wednesday. Companies are worried, they will recover them in case of damage. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini called for an end to the blockades.

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) called on road hauliers to stop block border crossings. He pointed out that these steps had already affected them some car manufacturers. According to the Prime Minister, road hauliers should stop defending car manufacturers and employees at work. According to him, they do not do so in the sense of the Public Assembly Act.

He recalled that the government has already met the requirements of carriers and when Dissatisfied truckers will continue to block roads, showing them before the elections were about politics.

Kamenický: UNAS requirements are unacceptable

Road tax rebates and toll rebates requested by UNAS, are unacceptable, said Minister of Finance Ladislav Kamenický. After recalculating the impacts would cost the state about one hundred million euros, he added. Negotiations took place at the Ministry of Economy between the representatives of the government and ČESMAD, where they reached a final agreement on toll discounts. According to Minister of Transport Árpád Érsek, the requirements of striking carriers or could not be met because European legislation does not allow such high discounts they demanded. Appreciated by the association ČESMAD, because according to negotiated and did not blackmail him.

“It is still true that the discounts they propose are beyond ours possibilities and are contrary to European legislation. Fees Directive for the use of defined road sections by trucks to us determines that the maximum discounts can be 13%, “he pointed out Arch. The Union of Road Carriers has called for a significant increase in toll rebates depending on the mileage from the current 3% to 11% on 18% to 27%.

The ČESMAD association has accepted the ministry’s proposal, according to which they will be able to Road hauliers benefit from volume discounts on toll rates from the first kilometer driven. The total annual volume of discounts is doubled and will amount to approximately € 8.5 million. Discounts will begin apply from 1 July this year, when it enters into force regulation approved by the government on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Finance will submit a legislative proposal to the Government for discussion motor vehicle tax adjustment of approximately EUR 30 million. Kamenický considers this offer to be above standard.

“Our overall proposal also included a proposal to abolish the so-called maluses for very old vehicles and discounts that will apply to some vehicle categories have been specified for the latest vehicles up to level of 50%, “he explained.

The Ministry of Finance will thus submit a legislative proposal, which it should to be approved by this government. The Minister said that given the reactions politicians who supported some of the requirements of carriers would approach it the new government should also have signed up.

The borders are free

Trucks supporting the protest of the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) they remain at border crossings but have freed them for crossing trucks carrying goods for different companies. This was stated by a representative UNAS Stanislav Skala, mentioning Volkswagen Slovakia and Peugeot Slovakia. “Trucks are mostly at the main passages,” he said The rock. He could not say at how many border crossings they are trucks involved in the protest.

The UNAS presidency should decide on the way forward on Wednesday. “We have a meeting, we will see what happens next. We will decide only after when the presidency meets, “said Skala. When asked what the procedure will be to suggest replied that it did not depend on him, but on the presidency, which has five members.

Carmakers have problems

The strike by road hauliers and their blockade of border crossings is causing complications for the automotive industry and can also lead to production downtime Volkswagen carmaker in Slovakia. She pointed this out to her in the company’s opinion spokeswoman Lucia Kovarovič Makayová.

She recalled that the car industry is in a difficult period, when it is affected by adverse global and local conditions. “Contemporary tense situation in Slovakia regarding the conditions of business in road transport it does not contribute to this and is another factor that negatively affects it Slovakia’s competitiveness on an international scale, “she emphasized speaker.

“This condition causes complications that are additional unplanned costs, and may lead to downtime in the short term production in the company Volkswagen Slovakia and thus have another negative economic effects, “she added. The carmaker is therefore asking for both again the parties to the dispute to negotiate and reach an agreement as soon as possible.

The car manufacturer PSA in Trnava also talks about the problems.

The strike of road hauliers did not affect the flow of production at the Kia Motors plant Slovakia in Teplička nad Váhom, informed the car spokesman Ján Žgravčák.

“Kia Motors Slovakia is closely monitoring the situation and reacting flexibly to it traffic restrictions in connection with the strike of road hauliers. At this moment the production in the plant is running at 100%, “said Žgravčák.

Later, however, the situation escalated so that Kii threatened to stop production.

US Steel would seek damages

US Steel Košice (USSK) considers roadblocking road hauliers as dangerous and in case of damage he wants to claim compensation from strike organizers. A spokesman informed SITA USSK Ján Bača.

“If our products do not reach the destination as ordered, we risk being our sheets were made, sold, but not delivered on time, and finally possible we lose the customer. In that case, we would ask for compensation damages from the organizers of the strike, “said Bača.

He added that the right to protest should not prevent others from using the road. “Regional carriers take on other carriers in this way, etc. producers as hostages, “he added.

Ružomberok forbade truckers to gather

The city of Ružomberok issued a decision on Tuesday evening that on its territory The Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia has a ban on assembly.

It did so on the initiative of the District Directorate of the Police Force (OR PZ), which assessed the assembly as dangerous, not only for participants themselves, but also for drivers and the general public. TASR was informed about this by the spokesman of the mayor of Ružomberok, Viktor Mydlo.

“In view of the unfavorable weather conditions, the OR PZ assessed that the meeting takes place in a dangerous place where the participants are in danger serious danger to their health. In view of the insufficient visibility, there was a risk of endangering the health of the participants in heavy snow assembly, but also around the driving drivers, “said the city.

The reason was also that the strike takes place in a place where due to climatic conditions, there is a significant reduction in traffic, safe passage of rescue vehicles, vehicle passability maintenance and the situation is currently in serious conflict of interest population. “Such an assembly could pose a serious threat life and health of the population, “the police and the city assessed the situation Ružomberok.

City officials also pointed out some shortcomings in the notification from the party Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia. They stated that under the law on assembly the convener is obliged to notify the assembly in writing to the municipality so that the municipality received the notification at least five days before the event. Notice however, the meeting was to be delivered to the city on Tuesday morning.

Police on the social network on Tuesday advised drivers to completely avoided the city.

VIDEO: Tuesday’s border blockade.

Watch more videos and shows v TV Pravda.

The convoy of trucks reached the D3 motorway

On Wednesday, they closed the Považský Chlmec tunnel on the D3 motorway in the direction of Čadce, because a column of waiting trucks due to the Union strike of Slovak hauliers (UNAS) reached the D3 motorway. Regional the directorate of the Police Force in Žilina on the social network informs that the situation on the spot is controlled by police patrols and it is recommended to limit driving by this towards.

At the same time, it warned drivers that they are currently in the Žilina region for freight transport blocked border crossings Makov, Svrčinovec and Trstená. “In connection with the blocking of border crossings, we would like to draw your attention to form large columns. The police are monitoring the situation at all sections, “said the Žilina Regional Police Directorate.

Carriers blocked the border

The Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) went out again on Tuesday with trucks on roads. From the morning, they blocked border crossings with the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine and the main routes in Žilina and in Ružomberok. At the border crossing Rajka – Čunovo is already around At 11 o’clock in the morning, they formed columns of trucks about seven in length kilometers, which gradually expanded. UNAS stated on the social network that they will protest until their demands are resolved.

VIDEO: The Trstená border crossing has been cleared

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Direction) said he did not understand the ultimate the conduct of UNAS representatives who impose conditions without being willing to achieve compromise. Pellegrini also recalled the proposals made by the Ministry of Transport and finances submitted after negotiations with road hauliers. With these The proposals were approved by the largest association in the sector – Česmad. “I mean that the provision of toll rebates of EUR 8 million and tax credits from motor vehicles in the amount of EUR 33 million is a very fair offer, which will significantly improve the position of Slovak road hauliers, “he said Pilgrims.

(bh)