19 OCT 2010
An EU compromise agreement on green road tolls for trucks was denounced by the freight sector as a mere additional tax that will increase the final price of goods. Meanwhile, the Greens criticised the deal for making too many concessions to business interests.
The European Union's 27 transport ministers adopted a compromise proposal by the Belgian EU Presidency on the Eurovignette Directive on Friday (15 October).
Friday's political agreement contains no obligation to earmark revenue generated by the new tolls for projects in the transport sector, but a mere recommendation to do so.
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