Thursday, December 1, 2016

Car toll brings the German state, apparently, is less money – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The compromise between Berlin and Brussels to Car-toll-provides, perhaps, the tax brings the German government less money than previously hoped. The cheapest short-term vignette for foreign drivers should cost 2.50 euros instead of the previously planned five euros, reported the ARD on Thursday. In addition, there should be five instead of only three short-term variations. Local drivers should pay less toll.

The “world” also reported that the price for a Ten-day Vignette will be set to 2.50 instead of five Euro. The planned Ten-day vignettes are intended to contribute the largest part to through the Car toll on the bottom line, of around 500 million euros flow annually into the state Treasury, told the “Augsburger Allgemeine”. With revenue in this amount, the Federal Ministry of transport had calculated already before the dispute with Brussels.

according to The Reports, the One-to-one discharge of German motorists of the toll costs on the Vehicle tax from the table. Instead, the compensation is determined according to the pollutant emissions of the cars for more environmentally friendly vehicles there has to be a higher discharge of the road tax. Holder of particularly low-emission vehicles according to Euro 6 standard, should pay according to the “Augsburger General” in the future, and less for the future of toll collection and the Vehicle tax, and duties incurred.

Federal transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) should meet on Thursday afternoon in Brussels, the European Commissioner Violeta Bulc, to talk again about the toll. Both of then wish to inform at a joint press conference on the agreements.

SPD-Parliament managing Director Christine Lambrecht announced that their party will take the result “very closely”. The Changes to the SPD will agree to only if the conditions of the coalition contract “strictly adhered to”. Especially not a domestic car drivers should be charged more than in the past, stressed Lambrecht. In addition, the toll would bring “substantial revenue”.

the Opposition came already sharp criticism. Dobrindt gladden the country with a toll, which would cost the state more than you bringing in, criticized the Green politician Oliver Krischer. Germany do “with the CSU-toll the laughingstock in the whole of Europe”. The Left-politician Herbert Behrens expressed concern that the toll in Germany. It is unclear whether the compromise with Brussels through the negotiations in the coalition and that there is a draft law of the Grand coalition. The Attempts to make the tolls in conformity with European law, but to avoid an additional burden on German car owners, had failed.

Berlin and Brussels had argued for months about the Car toll. In the middle of 2015, the Commission initiated an infringement procedure because the originally planned submission of their view is that foreign motorists to Local disadvantaged. In September 2016, the lawsuit against Germany before the European court of justice. Until the beginning of November, a breakthrough in the negotiations.

Originally, should start the Car toll in Germany already at the beginning of 2016. The Bundestag had adopted in March 2015, the necessary law. Dobrindt most recently expected a launch of the toll-after the Bundestag election in 2017.


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