According to a press release, CNR (National Road Confederation) representatives stated protests scheduled to take place in May were suspended after the Ministry of Transportation administration undertook in writing to uphold certain promises.
“The undertaken minutes, the content of which was not put into practice and which succeeded only in suspending May protests, entail the same unresolved issues related to non-existent road infrastructure, excessive taxation disguised as countermeasure against pirate companies, national road legislation adjusted or amended every month, and the lack of support for transport activities,” CNR representatives said.
Because the Ministry of Transportation failed to fulfill promises made in May, road carriers have decided to organize a national protest in December, they explained.
Road carriers have added a new demand to previously made requests, in which they ask that a share of the excise tax – no less than €130 for 1,000 liters of professional fuel – be returned to them, a measure already adopted by all EU Member States, they claim. In addition, they stated the National Road Confederation’s request for discussions addressed to the new Minister of Transportation and its proposals to the government, Ministry of Labor, and Ministry of Finance, which included suggestions on fighting tax evasion, did not receive an answer and Minister Ramona Manescu “refused to hold meetings with representatives of CNR’s employers’ associations.” (source: nineoclock.ro)