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Austria takes Germany to European court over road toll

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria is taking Germany to the European Court of Justice over German road toll plans, Austrian Transport Minister Joerg Leichtfried said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: A truck passes a sign for Germany's truck road toll system "Maut" in Rosenheim, southern Germany, January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo

The German toll applies to foreign-registered cars using the country’s highways at a cost of up to 130 euros ($154.21) a year. German drivers will be able to recover the costs through tax deductions.

Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Gareth Jones

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