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Getting transport's prices right: Last chance wasted

Yesterday's transport Council meeting failed to reach agreement o­n the Eurovignette. This had been the last chance under the present Commission for progress o­n making transport pay for its full costs, after its failure to propose a framework directive o­n pricing it had promised in 2001. "We lay the blame for this debacle squarely at the feet of the Commission," said Markus Liechti, Project Manager. Available in both HTM and PDF formats.

Published on March 11, 2004 - 13:32

Revision of the Eurovignette Directive

On 23 July, the European Commission adopted a communication o­n the revision of the Eurovignette Directive. The new proposal, long awaited by NGOs and other stakeholders, is a disappointment. T&E has called for its rejection by the European Parliament and the Council. It confuses the concepts of pricing and financing, does not encourage sustainable transport and, overall, is insufficient and unambitious in scope. For more details see the T&E briefing and the T&E press-release or contact Markus Liechti.

Published on July 31, 2003 - 01:40