Spanish Government against tolls in the Algarve

The Minister for Industry, Energy & Tourism in Spain said on Tuesday that the introduction of tolls on the Via do Infante (A22) is counter to the economic cooperation between our two countries, damages tourism and therefore is "against business."

A22 tolls AlgarveJosé Manuel Soria was speaking at a meeting in the Spanish Senate. Asked about the tolls on the A22, the official Spanish view is that the introduction of toll roads in Portugal was an "action with a negative impact on trade and tourism."

"It generates a negative impact on the connection between Portugal and Spain, particularly in this case between the Algarve and Huelva, and forces an increase on the cost of travel," he said.

The Spanish minister also recalled that "the A22 motorway was financed with EU funds" and between Lisbon and Brussels, "the toll system can be revoked."




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