Comprendre les effets de l'introduction du péage des camions en Europe
A tehergépkocsi-útdíjak bevezetésének hatásai Európában
Belgium has confirmed it intends to shepherd the revision of the Eurovignette directive through the EU’s legislative process by the end of the year.
T&E, Fédération Inter-Environnement Wallonie and Bond Beter Leefmilieu are pleased to invite you to a high level conference on 'The Pricing of Progress: Intelligent road charging for a smarter, more competitive Europe'.
By Nina Renshaw
T&E Deputy Director
There is a moment for everything in life. As a campaigning organisation, we often have to work very hard to create the moment for the things we believe in. The right moment came two years ago for mandatory carbon dioxide emissions standards for cars, and for taking the first tentative steps towards making aviation address its environmental costs. The moment has now arrived for another decisive step towards sustainable transport – the Eurovignette.
An interesting legal judgement has been made in Switzerland over covering the costs of road transport.
A change may be in the air in Spain, following a call by the president of the National Confederation of Construction Works for the country to introduce more road tolls.
New rules on charging lorries for use of Europe’s roads could be agreed by the end of the year, after the Belgian government said it would bring the Eurovignette dossier back onto the agenda when it takes over the EU presidency in the second half of this year.
Editorial by Maarten van Biezen and Chris Nobel, The Netherlands Society for Nature and Environment (T&E member organisation)
The idea of basing motoring taxation on the distance a vehicle is driven – generally known these days as a 'kilometre charge' – is in principle a good one which environmental groups have advocated for years. But as recent developments in the Netherlands have shown, the road to good charging can often be a bumpy one.
A study by the Commission's transport directorate and the Joint Research Centre of Sevilla says the overall benefits of charging vehicles for their external costs outweigh the limited negative price impacts on individual transport operators.