EU commissioner berates France over southern England truck jams

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In an unusally strong statement posted on Twitter, the European Union's transport commissioner, Adina Valean, commenting on the massive logjam of trucks around the English port of Dover following border restrictions introduced by France after a new contagious strain of the coronavirus was found in the UK, said 'I deplore that France went against our recommendations'.

French truck drivers mount road blocks against 'green' tax

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Several thousand truckers blocked roads across France on Saturday in further protest against a new environmental tax on heavy goods vehicles.