No EEC accord on tape cutting
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DESPITE the impetus given by the EEC judges, Common Market Transport Ministers failed again last month to launch a programme aimed to cut red tape in Europe.
The European Court of Justice ruled in May that Ministers had failed in their duty by not making it possible for hauliers to offer their services freely throughout the EEC.
Meeting in Luxembourg, the Ministers tried for several hours to reconcile the basic policy differences which had acted as a barrier so far.
The main divergence was between Britain and the Netherlands, which are the champions of a liberalised, pan-European transport market, and France and Italy.