Quick EU deal on lorry charging revision unlikely

Incoming Czech presidency will prioritise Eurovignette proposals but predicts difficulty reaching consensus

Reaching agreement on European commission proposals to revise EU road charging rules for lorries under the "Eurovignette" directive will be a difficult task, a representative of the incoming Czech presidency of the EU said on Tuesday.

Deputy transport minister Daniela Kovalčíková told a hearing at the European parliament that her country would prioritise the proposals when it takes over the chairmanship of EU government business from January.

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