Sir - I thought there were some valid points in ’Policy changes are urgently needed in Eastern Europe’ (RG 11.06 p697). However, a few pages later the headline ’Weibel’s last task’ (RG11.06 p710) sounded almost mournful, and underlines the urgent need for policy changes in Western Europe also. Despite fuel costs over three times more than those in the USA, high labour costs, growing congestion on motorways and environmental concerns, a revival of the freight business seems still very distant.Piotr KumelowskiForest Hills, New York, USA,