Infringement procedure over EETS providers escalates

EU

The European Commission (EC) on Thursday stepped up an infringement procedure against Hungary for failing to accept European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) providers in its market, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

"The European rules play a key role in the creation of a common market for EETS services in Europe, as well as in ensuring interoperability for users. They require the conclusion of contractual negotiations between the Toll Chargers and the service providers without delay to safeguard fair and non-discriminatory access to the tolling market for EETS providers," the EC said.

The EC launched the infringement procedure against Hungary over the issue in December 2020. On Thursday, it sent authorities a "reasoned opinion", the second and penultimate step in an infringement procedure.

Hungary has two months to remedy the situation or the EC could take the matter to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

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