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Presidents of Germany and Latvia agree to seek additional solutions to trucks queues at Polish border

BC, Riga , 19.03.2020.Print version
The presidents of Latvia and Germany on Thursday discussed issues concerning truck traffic between the two countries and agreed to seek additional solutions to speed up the traffic of trucks stuck at the German-Polish border, informed LETA.

As LETA was told at the Latvian president's office, Latvian President Egils Levits and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier agreed on the two countries' further work to organize a ferry service to bring trucks from Germany to Latvia. 


To try and resolve the situation with the trucks queuing at the Polish border, options are being weighed to divert the trucks to ferries, allowing them to avoid crossing into Poland. 


Levits thanked Steinmeier for helping with the repatriation of Latvian nationals. The presidents also discussed countries' efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic and cope with the economic crisis. 


The presidents were unanimous that the European Union must focus on overcoming the economic crisis and ensuring the movement of goods. They also discussed the restricted movement of goods at the Polish border. 


Poland has closed its borders to foreign nationals but the ban does not apply to cargo transportation. However, the renewed border controls, have caused large congestions of trucks at Poland's borders. 






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