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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

Agreement on the first 'Europe on the Move' proposal: Modernising the European Electronic Toll Service

The European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional political agreement during their third trilogue on the 'European Electronic toll service' (EETS) to enhance cross-border interoperability of electronic tolls, contribute to administrative simplification and reduce fraud.

The EU co-legislators have reached an agreement on the Commission proposal to make various electronic road toll systems interoperable at the European level. The proposal is part of the First Mobility Package for clean, competitive and connected mobility, adopted by the Commission in May 2017. The Directive pursues the objective of making it possible to pay tolls in the whole EU with only one subscription contract and a single on-board device. By limiting cash transactions at toll stations and eliminating cumbersome procedures, the EETS will facilitate the application of the 'user pays' and 'polluter pays' principles, in line with the Commission's climate objectives. It will contribute to the completion of the internal market and the digital single market.

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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.


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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months

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