Transport Commissioner Bulc discusses road charging with Region I Euroboard
European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Violeta Bulc, took part in the FIA Region I Euroboard meeting to discuss the future of mobility and in particular a proposal to reform EU road charging rules.
The meeting was held to discuss the differences in opinion between FIA Region I Clubs and the Commission with specific regard to the proposal to include passenger cars under new EU rules on road charging.
Commissioner Bulc finds road pricing to be an effective tool to reduce emissions and congestion, while ensuring a level playing field among road users. She is guided by the user and polluter pays principles.
FIA Region I President Thomas Møller Thomsen gave a strong defense of FIA Region I’s position highlighting that motorists are already paying a lot in road charges and that it is not clear if the objectives of the proposal will be achieved.
Commissioner Bulc went on to say that she would like to continue the good collaboration between the Commission and the Clubs. FIA President and UN Special Envoy for Road Safety Jean Todt echoed those comments and agreed that many of the objectives that the Commission has are in line with those of the FIA.