16 Dec UETR press release on EP plenary session’s vote on Eurovignette III
7 June 2011 – Eurovignette: the spirit of compromise prevails on a concrete, real and effective vision of a sustainable transport
UETR emphasizes the heavy impact on road transport companies resulting from the new text of the directive on the taxation of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructure, ‘Eurovignette III’.
The text approved this morning in Strasbourg by a large majority of MEPs allows Member States to decide whether to use the revenues to reduce the impact of external costs with investments in road transport sector.
“We are facing the introduction of a new additional tax on companies to make cash, beyond the declared environmental reasons. The Directive gives no guarantee that external costs caused by freight transport by road will be reduced: Member States can do as they wish with revenues” said UETR President Francesco Del Boca.
(download the full press release here)