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Parliamentary questions
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7 December 2018
Answer given by Ms Bulc on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-005002/2018

Regarding the plans of the French Government to introduce a vignette for heavy goods vehicles, the Commission would refer the Honourable Member to its answer to Written Question P-004915/2018, indicating that the Commission has not yet received any official information about the plans. It is therefore not possible to assess at this stage whether such a vignette would be compliant with EC law.

As regards the idea of introducing a vignette scheme harmonised at the EU level, the Commission would refer the Honourable Member to its proposals made in May 2017 for amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures on the harmonisation of the rules on road charging [péages et droits d’usage](1) as well as its related proposal on the provisions on vehicle taxation [dispositions concernant la taxation des véhicules](2).The proposals aim to ensure that national charging schemes converge and apply the polluter pays and user pays principles, by speeding up the transition to distance-based tolling [péage], by abolishing of time-based user charges [droit d’usage] (vignettes), and by gradually reducing the minimum vehicle tax to zero.


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