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.
The opinion of the court found that Austria demonstrated a "fundamental misunderstanding" of what discrimination means. An official decision will be delivered in the coming months.
Europe's top court has started looking into a complaint by Austria, which has been up in arms about a German plan to introduce a road toll for passenger cars. Lots of nations collect such tolls, but there's a difference.
Proposals to impose speed limits on Germany's highways have divided the country. But the German police union believes it's time to hit the brakes because the situation "is crazy."
A survey suggests most drivers don't share Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer's view that autobahn speed limits are against "common sense." Proposals to impose a 130 kph limit were recently leaked to the media.
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