• HGVs in Mont Blanc Tunnel

    We are writing this open letter to you to express our concerns over the query EU Internal Market Commissioner has made to France concerning the opening of the Mont Blanc tunnel to heavy goods vehicles.

    The European Federation for Transport and Environment T&E, representing 41 organisations from 21 European countries, expects the Commission to ensure that all the relevant provisions of the Treaty are considered – and not just a sub set of those relating to the single market – when reviewing the response of the French authorities.

    We would like to remind the Commission that safety arguments, justifying the restricted opening of the tunnel as foreseen by France, are fully in line with the internal market provisions of Treaty (in particular Article 30). Moreover, the objectives of the Community defined in the Treaty and the Commission’s own White Paper on the Common Transport Policy also support continued restrictions on the tunnel.