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Federal Government apparently throws toll companies before trickery

2019-09-02T19:55:29.388Z

The government alleges, according to a media report, serious allegations against the operators of the car toll. They should have awarded contracts worth over half a billion euros - when the toll was already tipped.




In the dispute over the failed car toll, the federal government has apparently accused the operator companies to have awarded inadmissible contracts in the volume of more than 500 million euros. This report the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" and the WDR. It is about the already known since June allegation that the actually intended operators had still awarded contracts to other companies, after the European Court had already overturned the toll and the federal government had terminated the contracts.

Citing a lawyer letter from the end of June, the media report that there are seven contracts for subcontractors with a volume of 576 million euros. A law firm commissioned by the Ministry of Transport therefore accuses the companies of a "deliberate attempt to commit an unlawful injury".

The dismissal letter had been handed over to the operator consortium in the morning after the court ruling, according to the report. Consequently, the confidential documents subsequently reveal activities of the operators holding the Ministry of Tricks.

Three reasons for termination

Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer had stated at the end of June that there are three reasons for the termination of the toll contracts: regulatory and European law, poor performance of contractors and contracting after the termination. According to the Ministry of Transport, the operator was contractually prohibited from concluding any subcontracting contracts without the prior consent of the Federal Government. Read more about this topic here.

Sina Schuldt / dpa

Andreas Scheuer geriert in the toll-affair in explanation

It could depend on whether and to what extent the federal government has to pay the actually planned operator companies CTS Eventim and Kapsch Compensation. The opposition in the Bundestag presses Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU), because he concluded the contracts for the car toll, before the European Court of Justice had decided. Because the court overturned the project, the operating companies could demand millions.

Source: spiegel

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