Maut compromise is met with protests in neighboring German countries
dpa/Jens Buttner After the approval of the EU Commission to a changed model of the car toll, resistance is formed in neighboring German countries.
According to the approval of the EU Commission, resistance is formed in a modified model of car tolls from German neighboring countries. The Netherlands want to complain against a toll introduction to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), as Minister of Transport Melanie Schultz van Haegen announced.
Austria also criticized the compromise immediately. The discrimination against drivers from abroad is now a little more veiled, but still there, said Transport Minister JOrg Leichtfried. The opposition in Germany also attacked the plans sharply.Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt defended the toll as fair and fair. Left-wing traffic expert Herbert Behrens said the dpa: "Nobody understands how an even greater improvement of the local drivers should reduce discrimination." Green Group leader Anton Hofreiter told the newspapers of the Funke media group: "If the Federal Government does not stop the Dobrindt-Maut, it is high on the return list in a green-mitated government."
More tax relief for low-pollutant cars
Green Group Present Oliver Krischer complained: "If some drivers should now pay less, but no one more, Dobrindt delights the country with a toll that costs the state more than it brings." After years of dispute, the EU Commission had given the green light for the car toll on the condition of several changes. Accordingly, domestic car owners should continue to be fully relieved of toll payments.However, particularly low -pollutant cars should get more tax relief than they pay – a total of 100 million euros more than before. In addition, the prices of short -term tariffs for drivers from abroad are to be redesigned. According to Dobrindt, the expected yield of the bottom line of 500 million euros per year should remain through the toll.
ADAC: Additional income must only be invested in the infrastructure
EU Commissioner Violeta Bulc said on Thursday evening after a meeting with Dobrindt that there were no longer any concerns about disadvantage for foreigners. The Commission is now putting the procedure initiated against Berlin due to the violation of EU law. Regardless of this, EU member states can pull before the ECJ. The Dutch minister said that Austria, Belgium and Denmark might also join a lawsuit.
CSU state group leader Gerda Hasselfeldt welcomed the compromise with which her party complies with a promise of election. "Above all, the CSU depends on the fact that justice is achieved with the cause of the cause: everyone who uses our streets must pay for it", she said the "New Osnabrucker Zeitung" (Friday). The ADAC driver club demanded that additional income of a toll would have to be secured in the long term and that only the improve the improvement of the infrastructure should be invested.The Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) sees a few more questions. So it is unclear to what extent the toll is actually noteworthy additional income. Legal disputes with neighboring countries should be avoided. Positive is a stronger relief of Euro 6 cars in the vehicle tax. "This can create additional incentives for ecologically advantageous fleet renewal."
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