Following a public hearing in the European Parliament on Brexit and the transport sector, MEP Bernd Lange hosted a debate to further discuss Brexit’s impact on mobility. In the face of numerous uncertainties, MEPs and transport sector stakeholders clearly want to maintain streamlined mobility with the UK.
In his opening remarks, MEP Bernd Lange expressed his concerns saying: “The automotive industry is a key area for jobs, innovation and growth and it is embedded in highly integrated global supply chains. That´s why we must make sure that there is a fair and stable post-Brexit perspective for the industry.”
MEP Jacqueline Foster, UK’ Conservative Party Transport spokesperson, also highlighted the importance of the aviation sector in the Brexit negotiations and mentioned “In these uncertain times, it is important to note that the UK will not be looking to roll back social responsibility and employment legislation. As much as possible, we will maintain legislative standards that will allow for smooth continued trade and interaction with the EU. Road users and the transport sector value chain should be aware that we will strive to ensure continuity post-Brexit”.
The Forum for Mobility & Society organised the event in the European Parliament with speakers from the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders the TUI Group and the UK’s Freight Transport Association.
Forum for Mobility & Society
The Forum for Mobility and Society (FMS) brings together the transport and mobility community to debate, draw long-term perspectives and develop visions for tomorrow’s mobility. The FMS gathers Europe’s key institutional actors including Members of the European Parliament, representatives from the European Commission, industry experts and society at large. More information at www.debatingmobility.eu