German presidency of the Council: Scheuer, a Car will now toll for the whole of the EU

transport Minister Andreas Scheuer wants to pave with the German presidency of the EU in the way for an almost area-wide passenger Car toll in Germany and Europ

German presidency of the Council: Scheuer, a Car will now toll for the whole of the EU

transport Minister Andreas Scheuer wants to pave with the German presidency of the EU in the way for an almost area-wide passenger Car toll in Germany and Europe. On highways to the car no later than 2029, almost all of the vehicles of load on delivery trucks to cars fees to pay, like out of the draft for the EU road toll Directive.

in the Future, "in principle, all vehicles that drive on the highway (i.e. Cars, but not motorcycles or buses) should pay fees to", - stated in the accompanying Scheuers letter to his Cabinet colleagues in the Federal government. These are to agree the draft government circles that in the course of a day, and with the German concept of the EU presidency make.

government officials said, however, that several departments wanted to stop the project first. Just for the SPD-led ministries, it is delicate: The SPD had seen the toll for Cars is always extremely critical, and after the Failure of the German approach to the European court of justice (ECJ) a new start-up rejected. On the other hand, a stretch-related toll is also regarded as a climate protection instrument.

So came on Wednesday from the Federal Ministry for the environment is also significant resistance. The Plan came as a surprise to the Ministry of the environment, a spokesman said in Berlin. "From our point of view at all useful." For climate protection, the path of the CO2-pricing in the transport sector should be selected. This would not only on car, but on all of the streets have an impact. A double burden from the CO2-price and road toll, not wool.

Scheuer is the explosiveness aware of

Scheuer is the explosiveness of the text within the own government is clearly aware of this. "Since he differs in some points from the previous German Position, do I need your consent," reads the accompanying letter. Even if the design Scheuers would be right in the core of the other portfolios, is the resistance of a number of other EU member States expect to.

The draft is also mounted a transitional period: The number of Cars to the toll access "within eight years" after the entry into force of the Directive. Since this is the end of this year or at the latest the beginning of next year, decided, would have to come from the passenger Car toll until 2029.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 09:20

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