MEPs to quiz Commission on Germany’s road toll plans
MEPs will ask the EU Commission to explain how its agreement on Germany’s proposed road toll legislation removes discrimination based on nationality, which was its initial concern, in a debate on Thursday afternoon.
A key Commission concern about the draft legislation was that it discriminated against foreign drivers, by allowing German residents to obtain a tax bill reduction corresponding to the exact amount of the toll, say the 43 MEPs putting the question.
Following an agreement reached with Germany on 1 December 2016, the Commission has put its infringement procedure on hold, but Germany’s amended proposal would mean that in practice, only foreign drivers would actually pay the toll, the MEPs add.
Procedure: question for oral answer to the Commission
Debate: Thursday, 16 February
Vote: in a future session