Shortly before the judgment of the European court of justice (ECJ) on the legality of the German passenger Car toll, the Greens are calling for the stop of the project.

“This toll threatens to be a minus business,” said Green party parliamentary leader Anton Hofreiter of the “Augsburger Allgemeine”. “It would cost us a year to 155 million euros, the border regions of extreme strain and our European neighbours without the Need to upset.” In addition, discriminating against the planned infrastructure levy European citizens.

this Tuesday, the ECJ announced its decision on whether the planned German road toll Europe is in conformity with the law. Background a lawsuit in Austria. The government in Vienna is of the view that the so-called infrastructure tax discriminated against foreign drivers, because of the domestic car are to be relieved about the Car tax in full for the toll. An important reviewer of the ECJ recommended in February to dismiss the case.

Hofreiter also criticised that according to the plans of the Federal government in the future, only passenger Cars and Trucks are supposed to be over 7.5 tonnes toll, but not the growing number of vans, small trucks, and light Trucks under 7.5 tons. “The fact that these vehicles of Truck and passenger Car tolls not part of, is an example of the bumbling CSU-traffic a mess.”


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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