|ECG and the EU
Since 1997, ECG has followed very closely all proposals deriving from the EU as well as other projects likely to affect the vehicle logistics sector. ECG is the voice of its members in Brussels and provides, as early as possible in the process, reliable and hands-on information to European Institutions in the transport arena and in the interests of the Finished Vehicle Logistics Sector. Networking and establishing an informal exchange of ideas with relevant interest groups is essential for a successful lobbying. ECG maintains regular contact with Commission officials and has developed close contacts with many Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the European Parliament (EP) Committees of interest to the industry. ECG also makes its members heard by participating in hearings organised by the EP, speaking at high-level conferences organised by the European Commission, posting position papers on key issues, and has carried out lobbying campaigns in order to overcome measures that could have a detrimental effect on the industry (Harmonisation of truck lengths, Eurovignette, safe parking areas, etc). In 2009, ECG joined the European Commission’s online register of interest representatives, enhancing the transparency of its relations with the European Commission and other European institutions.
For information about the register, please click here.