Written by Ariane Debyser (2nd edition, updated on 06.02.2019),
On 31 May 2017, the Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union. It was presented within the context of the Commission’s first ‘Europe on the Move’ package that seeks to modernise mobility and transport.
Tying in with the 2015 energy union strategy and the Commission’s 2016 European strategy for low‑emission mobility, and announced in the 2017 Commission work programme, the revision of the European Electronic Tolling Service (EETS) was presented together with the revision of the directive on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (the Eurovignette Directive).
Interinstitutional (trilogue) negotiations resulted in a provisional agreement on 20 November 2018, which has now to be formally adopted by Parliament and Council. The vote in the former is due to take place during the February plenary session.
- February 2019: ‘Revision of the European Electronic Tolling Service (EETS) Directive‘ (2nd edition)
|Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and the Council on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union (recast)|
|Committee responsible:||Transport and Tourism (TRAN)||COM(2017) 280
|Rapporteur:||Massimiliano Salini (EPP, Italy)||2017/0128(COD)|
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Olga Sehnalová (S&D, Czech Republic)
Evžen Tošenovský (ECR, Czech Republic)
Matthijs van Miltenburg (ALDE, The Netherlands)
Jakop Dalunde (Greens/EFA, Sweden)
Rolandas Paksas (EFDD, Lithuania)
|Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)|
|Next steps expected:||First-reading vote in plenary|