Ahead of Brexit Vote: EU Commission To Challenge UK Truck Toll

Published on Spiegel Online International, by Peter Müller in Brussels, April 25, 2016.

The European Commission (its President Jean-Claude Juncker) had hoped not to provide fresh anti-EU ammunition to pro-Brexit voters ahead of Britain’s upcoming referendum. But SPIEGEL has learned that Brussels is planning to launch legal proceedings against the UK over its truck toll.

With just weeks to go before the referendum on whether Great Britain will remain a member of the European Union, the European Commission has threatened legal action against the British government for breaching EU equal treatment laws. Two years ago, the country imposed a toll for large trucks as it simultaneously lowered the vehicle excise duty for British trucks, effectively penalizing foreign trucks driving on Britain’s roads … //

… Commission Rejects German Allegations:

The letter outlines the Commission’s concerns that companies from other EU member states are being discriminated against. During the course of the last year, the letter states, the Commission informed the United Kingdom that it had not provided sufficient proof to allay these concerns and that the Commission was planning to launch legal proceedings after failing to produce results in recent talks with the responsibile British authorities … //

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(My question: will UK-voters be impressed by Jean-Claude Juncker’s EU? – Heidi).


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… und noch dies – uploaded by FrauenPower:

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