De Palacio challenged over road pricing

Environmental groups have accused European transport commissioner Loyola de Palacio of contradicting established EU policy on road pricing in interviews she gave last week to German newspapers (EED 26/02/03). The NGOs challenge comments made by Ms de Palacio both on planned German lorry charges and also relating to a forthcoming European Commission proposal on charging for transport infrastructure use, accusing her of prioritising road transport over other modes. See letter.

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