Removing roadblocks for citizens moving with their cars in the EU Published on: 12/12/2013, Last update: 15/09/2015
A European Commission proposal will simplify registration processes and reduce formalities associated with moving automobiles throughout the EU.
This means that not just citizens, but also their vehicles will be given the green light to easily travel between Member States.
According to the 2010 EU Citizenship Report, vehicle registration is one of the main obstacles that citizens face when applying their EU rights in practical life. Some of the problems include confusion about where to register vehicles, long and complicated procedures, cumbersome documentation and repetition of technical inspections. These in 2012 affected some 3.5 million Europeans who moved cars between Member States.