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EUobserver / Member states strike deal on 'green' toll for lorries

In its current form, the EU's 1999 "Eurovignette" directive enables national governments to charge heavy lorries on roughly half of Europe's 30,000 km of motorways.

Tolls are either time- or distance-based, and are designed to offset infrastructure costs.

If the European Parliament gives its approval to Friday's deal, governments will then be able to charge the additional "green" tariff targeting pollution, if they wish.

Agreement on the compromise text proposed by the Belgian EU presidency is a significant diplomatic coup for the country's caretaker government.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 02:28:42 PM EST
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