The Government now promises discounts on highway tolls to carriers and frequent users.
The Government continues to defend the proposal to establish tolls on Spanish highways but now promises bonuses for carriers and frequent users. The controversial rate, whose cost would be one cent per kilometer traveled, is included in the reform plan that Pedro Sánchez has agreed with Brussels in exchange for the reconstruction funds in euros, and could be applied from 2024.
The Minister Spokesperson and Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, during a press conference, on April 20, 2021, at the Palacio de la Moncloa, Madrid, (Spain)
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This Wednesday, the Second Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño , defended in an interview in El Periódico that “our country’s approach cannot be to lower taxes and not assume infrastructure management models that do our neighboring countries have “and has said that the new model will take into account the intensive use by people who have no alternative to go to work and the transport sector.
“This time the European response is to go into debt together to invest together in our future, but that requires responsibility from all countries and to go along the lines of becoming European,” he added.
Calviño has regretted that “for many years not even” enough has been invested to maintain infrastructure after the financial crisis, which reduced public investment to 2% of GDP , he recalled.
In addition, the socialist leader has detailed that in some territories a concession system to private operators was implemented, so that in some places you pay for use and in others you do not: “We have to design a financing model for highways fairer capacity . “