After a meeting with German Minister of Labour Andrea Nahles, Minister of Labour and Social Policy Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz announced that according to arrangements made with the German side, regulations on minimum wage and administrative obligations pertaining to transit through Germany are suspended until their legitimacy is established by the European Commission.
This favourable decision proves that fighting for one’s economic interests on the European forum is worth the effort. President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski and Chairman of the Association of International Road Haulers in Poland (a member of Employers of Poland) Jan Buczek have undertaken a number of actions to bring the gravity of the problem to the attention of Polish government and EU institutions.
This has surely contributed to more decisive efforts on the part of Polish authorities – both in the European Commission and in talks with German representatives. The establishment of a coalition of countries who consider German actions to be an attempt to deconstruct the common market was also of key importance – which is an clear indication that it is beneficial to build alliances on the European forum based on rational argumentation.