Question for written answer to the Commission (Rule 130) by Wim van de Camp (PPE) on “Hefty fines payable by Dutch road hauliers in Belgium for ‘evading’ tolls”.
Today, the Romanian presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a proposal to ensure new maritime connections between Ireland and the other EU countries on the North Sea-Mediterranean core network corridor of the Trans-European transport network (TEN-T) in the event that the United Kingdom leaves the EU without a negotiated agreement. The reformulation of the corridor and a limited number of other targeted amendments to the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) regulation will ensure continuity for infrastructure investments and provide legal clarity and certainty for infrastructure planning. The agreement will now be submitted to member states’ representatives in the Council for endorsement.
In May 2017, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union, which would be a recast of Directive 2004/52/EC. Following the completion of interinstitutional (trilogue) negotiations, which resulted in a provisional agreement on 20 November 2018, the European Parliament is expected to formally adopt the text during its February plenary session.
The fact that owners of vehicles registered in Germany benefit from a tax relief on the German motor vehicle tax in an amount that corresponds to the amount of the charge does not constitute discrimination on grounds of nationality.