An influential MEP has proposed significant changes to a legislative proposal that would allow EU member states to charge lorries using major European roads for certain environmental costs. The changes sparked a heated debate in the European parliament's transport committee* on Monday.
Belgian MEP Saïd El Khadraoui, who is leading parliament discussions on plans to revise the "Eurovignette" infrastructure-charging directive, was presenting his draft amendments to a proposal tabled by the European commission in July (EED 09/07/08).
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