Rush to beat higher taxes

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30 April 2004 , POMELLAN - A 25-kilometre-long queue of trucks built up Friday along the German side of a border crossing with Poland as drivers attempted to beat higher tax duties in Poland which will take effect with Saturday's enlargement of the European Union. Police said Polish drivers heading eastwards over the border could expect a 40-hour wait at the Pomellen crossing in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as customs processed vehicles. Although customs controls on the border officially end

30 April 2004

POMELLAN - A 25-kilometre-long queue of trucks built up Friday along the German side of a border crossing with Poland as drivers attempted to beat higher tax duties in Poland which will take effect with Saturday's enlargement of the European Union.

Police said Polish drivers heading eastwards over the border could expect a 40-hour wait at the Pomellen crossing in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as customs processed vehicles.

Although customs controls on the border officially end at midnight with Poland's accession to the European Union, the customs service will remain on duty on 1 May and 2 May.

DPA

Subject: German news

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