The privately owned fuel trucks sector remains closed four months after a high-profile law opening the road freight market was passed in Parliament, and considering that the issuance of a relevant joint ministerial decision is still pending, a statement by Hellenic Petroleum Marketing Companies Association (SEEPE) charged on Tuesday.

SEEPE underlined that the general secretariat for transports had given assurances that a joint ministerial decision would be issued no later than two months after the publication of the relevant law. The association also referred to the irrevocable decision issued by the Council of State, Greece's highest administrative court, in favour of the abolition of any restrictions in the acquisition of licenses for privately owned fuel trucks.

The European Commission had taken Greece to the European Court of Justice on the same issue in October 2009, while the opening of road freight market is included in the memorandum as well, the statement underlined.