EU transport white paper "missing" key issues

Commission "expecting too much" from road pricing, risking general cost increase for business

European employers' association Unice today criticised the EU's new transport white paper, claiming important weaknesses in its analysis. According to the group, the paper is "over-optimistic" about the likely impacts of road pricing. Furthermore, its proposals aimed at achieving a shift away from road transport are undermined by a failure to consider the key role of logistics. The white paper was published earlier this month (EED 12/09/01).

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