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Revision of the European Electronic Tolling Service (EETS) Directive [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Ariane Debyser (3rd edition, updated on 25.04.2019),

The highway between woods, in the middle of the highway electronic toll gates, three moving trucks, in the distance Bridges

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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 concluded on 20 November 2018. The agreed text was formally adopted by Parliament on 14 February 2019 and by Council on 4 March 2019. The final act was then published in the Official Journal on 29 March 2019. Member States now have until 19 October 2021 to apply the directive’s measures in their national laws.


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 of 31.5.2017
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’)
Procedure completed. Directive (EU) 2019/520
OJ L 91, 29.3.2019, pp. 45-76


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