German cabinet agrees road toll despite EU concern

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BERLIN, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Germany's cabinet approved plans on Wednesday to introduce highway tolls for trucks from September, delaying the system another month but going ahead despite European Union reservations. Transport Minister Manfred Stolpe said the revised plans included compensation of up to 300 million euros ($322.8 million) per year for trucking firms who have said their livelihoods are threatened by the new costs. Germany is the only large continental European country still ...

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