An European directive, whose main goal is to help railway and water transport and to transfer more freight to these two types of transportation, will be introduced. Unified tariffs for the automobile, railway and water transport are expected.
At present, the guidelines are obligatory only for the ten countries that joined the union before Bulgaria did but if they are officially accepted then the requirements will be for all member states.
Navigation Maritime Bulgaria support the EU position. The automobile branch is strongly against the suggested changes, as they will lead to the introduction of a new so-called eurovignette.
Infrastructure in Bulgaria is one of the worst developed but automobile carriers will have to pay one of the highest road taxes for using European highways.