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Factsheet to the „Eurovignette III“

Jan 26, 2009
The International Commission for the Protection of the Alps (CIPRA International) very much welcomes the fact that the EU now intends to set a course that reflects the true costs of transport and is taking a first step by amending Directive 2006/38/EC ("Eurovignette III"). The Directive must also relieve the burden on the Alpine region, which is particularly sensitive ecologically and whose population has to bear particularly high external costs; it must also contribute more to sustainability in freight transport. One important step is a sound directive on transport infrastructure costs, i.e. one that includes the efficient and consistent allocation of all relevant costs. Everyone stands to benefit from its success: the population, with a healthier, safer and better quality of life, and the transport industry, with more reliable transit routes. Indeed, the risks affect the local population as much as they affect those travelling through.
Image caption:
Gesundheitsrisiko Luftverschmutzung: Grenoble/F sperrt alte Autos aus. © Oldtimer /


CIPRA Internationale Alpenschutzkommission
Im Bretscha 22
9494 Schaan / LI
Phone number: +423 237 53 53
Fax: +423 237 53 54
E-mail: [email protected]


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