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Parliamentary questions
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19 February 2019
Question for written answer P-000898-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Patricija Šulin (PPE) , Romana Tomc (PPE) , Tanja Fajon (S&D) , Milan Zver (PPE) , Franc Bogovič (PPE) , Alojz Peterle (PPE) , Igor Šoltes (Verts/ALE) , Ivo Vajgl (ALDE)

 Subject:  Slovene language not used in information letters for traffic offences
 Answer in writing 

A number of Slovenes have recently received notification of traffic offences committed in Italy or Austria that were written in Italian or German respectively. This is an infringement of their fundamental rights. Directive (EU) 2015/413 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2015 facilitating cross-border exchange of information on road-safety-related traffic offences stipulates that in information letters providing notification of traffic offences foreign authorities must use the language of the registration document of the vehicle or one of the official languages of the Member State of registration.

1. Can the Commission confirm that the requirement to send information letters in the language of the Member State of registration applies to authorities at all levels — local, regional and federal?

2. How is the Commission monitoring the implementation of this directive in Italy and Austria, and what is its assessment of that implementation?

3. What action does it intend to take to ensure that the directive is correctly implemented in Italy and Austria?

Original language of question: SL 
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