Truck drivers ask EC for compensation on Röszke closure

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The Hungarian Road Haulage Association is turning to the European Commission to inquire about compensation for the losses caused by the closure of Hungarian-Serbian border, government-friendly daily Magyar Idők said today.

According to Association head Zoltán Pencz, the closure of border crossings has made delivery times longer. The head added that officials had adopted a policy of leniency with drivers forced to work overtime on the grounds of force majeure.

Border crossings at Röszke were closed yesterday, for a period of 30 days in the “interest of national security”, the Hungarian government announced earlier. Masses of migrants were stuck at the border, outside the Hungarian fence, as stricter border laws taking effect on Tuesday, technically closed the border to refugees.

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