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Revision of the Eurovignette Directive [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Ariane Debyser (3rd edition),

Lastwagen auf der Autobahn. Transport auf der Straße für Güter.

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The Commission adopted a legislative proposal for a directive amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (known as the Eurovignette Directive) in May 2017. The initiative is linked to two wider strategies, the energy union strategy, which inter alia envisaged a road transport package, including more efficient infrastructure pricing, and the Commission’s strategy for low-emission mobility.

The proposal was presented within the context of the Commission’s ‘Europe on the move’ package that seeks to modernise mobility and transport and includes several legislative proposals. The objective of the Eurovignette proposal, which substantially amends the existing legislation by extending the scope of vehicles covered, is to make progress in the application of the ‘polluter pays’ and ‘user pays’ principles.

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Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures
Committee responsible: Transport and Tourism (TRAN) COM(2017) 275 of 31.5.2017

procedure ref.: 2017/0114(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Rapporteur: Giuseppe Ferrandino (S&D, Italy)
Shadow rapporteurs: Barbara Thaler (EPP, Austria)
Dominique Riquet (Renew, France)
Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Roman Haider (ID, Austria)
Tomasz Piotr Poręba (ECR, Poland)
João Ferreira (GUE/NGL, Portugal)
Next steps expected: Launch of trilogue negotiations



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