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Controversial German road tolls have put the EU’s largest economy on an almighty collision course with 11 of its neighbours, the EC and the European Parliament. For it transpires that EC transport commissioner Violeta Bulc has had a change of mind and now supports the toll plans (which charge on how may days a foreign truck is in the country rather than how much distance it travels). However, she is opposed by the European Parliament’s transport committee, which is preparing a non-binding resolution calling the toll discriminatory and slamming the commissioner’s support for it. Meanwhile, Austria and 10 other countries are “threatening to bring Germany to the European Court of Justice” over the law.

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