01-06-15

Juncker says Germany's road toll law appears to violate EU law

cep has been warning since the start of the road toll debate that allowing German car drivers to deduct the toll costs from the vehicle tax they are already paying constitutes an indirect discrimination of foreign EU citizens

Juncker starts infringement proceedings against Germany

The EU Commission ponders starting a legal challenge against Germany over its new road toll law. EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said in an interview with German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung that the law does not appear to conform with EU rules prohibiting discrimination against foreigners. “The Commission now has to explore in an infringement proceedings whether the treaties have been violated -- if necessary at the European Court of Justice,” Juncker told the paper. The cep has been warning since the start of the road toll debate that allowing German car drivers to deduct the toll costs from the vehicle tax they are already paying constitutes an indirect discrimination of foreign EU citizens.