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Breakfast debate on "Road Charging"

  • Member's Salon, European Parliament 60 Rue Wiertz Ixelles, Bruxelles, 1047 Belgium (map)

On 31 May 2017, the European Commission released its Mobility Package, which includes the revision of the Eurovignette Directive. Highlighting 'clean, competitive and connected' mobility, the Commission proposes, for instance, to charge passenger cars and vans in the same way as heavy-duty vehicles, apply distance-based charging, introduce congestion charges and  phase out the so-called 'vignette' schemes.

In the light of this event, the Forum for Mobility & Society, will organise a breakfast debate, hosted by MEP Claudia Schmidt, in the European Parliament. Topics to be discussed will encompass mobility costs, modernising of the European road network or charging for externalities.

Programme:

Opening remarks by MEP Claudia Schmidt
The revision of the Eurovignette Directive, Eddy Liegeois, Head of Unit, DG MOVE
The social, economic and environmental impact of road pricing, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Constantinos Antoniou, Technical University of Munich
Consumers’ perspective, Olivier Lenz, FIA Region I
Closing remarks by MEP Claudia Schmidt