Polish government supports a proposal of amendments to the MTLP directive submitted by the European Commission
The Polish Commission on European Union issues has accepted the Polish government’s position on the European Commission’s proposal of amendments to the MTLP directive.
In May the European Commission presented its proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2009/103/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 16 September 2009 relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles, and the enforcement of the obligation to ensure against such liability.
The aims of the EC's proposal are to ensure that victims of motor vehicle accidents receive full compensation, even when the insurer is insolvent. The revamped rules will also ensure that those who have a previous claims history in another EU Member State are treated equally to domestic policyholders, and potentially benefit from better insurance conditions. Read more: European Commission: stronger insurance rules to protect victims of motor vehicle accidents
Piotr Nowak, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Finance, said that the Polish government judges the Commission’s proposal favorably. However, according to the minister, there are same important modifications which should be implemented to the directive. Nowak proposed an extension to the term of transposition higher sum of insurance amounts from 12 months to 24 months. As he explained, due to this solution premiums will rise systematically, not steadily. He also stated that the definition of vehicle traffic is too wide. In practice it could cause that such vehicles as electronic bicycles and scooters will have to be insured.
The proposal of the European Commission is available to download on the beinsured.pl portal.