Cabotage rule is 'completely worthless'
Transport policy debates in parliament are often led by well-educated people who unfortunately have very little understanding or practical experience of the transport sector. It's a real shame that more MEPs aren't 'ordinary' people with a working background. I was a truck driver for 30 years and therefore, I believe it is very important for me to provide practical input. I consider myself a spokesperson for all my fellow truck drivers back home. Common sense will get you far and having come here to the European parliament with just a working class background, I am living proof of that.Thursday, 02 July 2015 Written by: Peter Lundgren Posted in: Latest news, 2015, Newsroom, July, Transport and Tourism, Peter Lundgren
As the first Eurosceptic MEP to be nominated for an MEP award, EFDD group member Peter Lundgren says he feels "honoured, especially after only being in office for six months", explaining that the nomination "was a surprise – I actually didn't know there was a competition". Of course, it might seem a bit odd for an anti-EU MEP to be in the running for an award for his work at EU level, but the Swedish deputy insists his colleagues in the EFDD group "were quite thrilled – I am the first Eurosceptic ever to be nominated for this. He adds that, "Nigel [Farage, EFDD group leader] laughed about it and said, 'you are aware you're in a Eurosceptic group and now you're nominated for this award?', but with a big smile on his face". Lundgren explains that this nomination "is a recognition for the group, that we actually do something and people are noticing – it's a recognition for the whole group".Tuesday, 03 February 2015 Written by: Peter Lundgren Posted in: February, Latest news, 2015, Newsroom, Transport and Tourism, Peter Lundgren
On December 2nd 2014, the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee held an exchange of views with Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc. A focus of the discussion was the Juncker 300 billion euro investment plan and how this will contribute to the transport sector, as well as how it complements the CEF. Other issues raised included social dumping, road charging (especially the German maut), green transport, the 4th Railway Package, the Ports package and aviation, especially in terms of competition.Wednesday, 03 December 2014 Written by: Peter Lundgren Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, December, Transport and Tourism, Peter Lundgren