Hauliers Not Satisfied with Border Crossing Regime with Slovenia

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ZAGREB, July 30, 2019 – Hauliers registered with the Croatian Chamber of Crafts (HOK) are not satisfied with partial solutions related to the Croatian-Slovenian agreement on the border crossing regime because it does not cover all areas of Croatia, HOK said in a press release on Monday.

The HOK hauliers said they were “pleased that hauliers from Dalmatia would be allowed to use border crossings they naturally gravitate to,” but noted that it was unacceptable to consider this to be the successful end of negotiations because hauliers from counties east of Varaždin and Zagreb would not be able to conduct transport toward Italy and further on to Western Europe.

Hauliers from Slavonia have been left out and cannot use border crossings that are more favourable for them, and this simply must not be allowed, HOK underscored.

HOK demands that the Jurovski Brod crossing should be open to hauliers from Slavonia. It also insists that the approach of selectively allowing vehicles to cross the border is unjust and that Croatian hauliers must be given equal access to border crossings.

HOK insists that the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure should adopt counter-measures and not allow through Slovenian trucks that are not from border areas, such as those from Ljubljana, Maribor and Kranj.

HOK recalled that the closure of the border crossing at Mursko Središće to Croatian vehicles led to “these discriminatory actions by the governments of Croatia and Slovenia.” It demands that the Croatian government open this border crossing to Croatian drivers.

“Croatia is a member of the EU and in our view, Slovenia does not have the right to decide routes for its freight vehicles in a discriminatory way by closing the borders,” HOK said.

More news about relations between Croatia and Slovenia can be found in the Politics section.


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