MEP proposes major changes to road charging plans

Rapporteur's proposals to charge lorries for CO2 and scrap maximum payable costs spark heated debate

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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