Germany's world-famous highways will no longer be a free ride - at least for foreigners. The German parliament has passed a controversial bill to introduce a toll, to loud criticizm from some neighboring countries.
Linked to the bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy's Atlantia toll road operator has come under enormous pressure, seeing its shares tanking in Milan. With activities in many countries, the firm has a lot to lose.
A herd of runaway water buffalo has forced a nine-hour closure of the A3 motorway near Leverkusen in both directions. The animals had to be sedated before they could be moved from the carriageway.
The row over Germany’s controversial road toll bill took a new turn on Thursday with the news that Austria has taken a legal case with the ECJ. They believe the bill contravenes EU law.
A call to allow using autobahn toll data to track criminal suspects has triggered a fresh row among Germany's justice ministers. Originally, the project's data was intended only to calculate car users' highway fees.
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