Germany counts cost of axed highway toll system

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By Philip Blenkinsop BERLIN, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Germany counted the cost on Wednesday of failed plans to launch a money-spinning system to charge highway tolls for trucks passing through the country and smarted at the damage done to the proud "Made in Germany" label. The German government should by now have been earning 2.1 billion euros per year from a pioneering toll system using satellites to track trucks. Instead, after two failed launches and tortuous talks with developers the plan ...

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