The European Directive 2004/52/EC on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems established the framework for a European Electronic Toll Service (EETS). It applies to the electronic collection of all types of road fees, on the entire Community road network, urban and interurban, motorways, major and minor roads, and various structures such as tunnels, bridges and ferries.

The Commission Decision 2009/750/EC on the definition of the European Electronic Toll Service and its technical elements sets out the necessary technical specifications and requirements for that purpose, and contractual rules relating to EETS provision. This Decision lays down rights and obligations on EETS Providers, Toll Chargers and EETS Users.

The aim of EETS is to achieve interoperability between electronic toll systems across the European Union. The electronic toll systems should be interoperable and based on open and public standards, available on a nondiscriminatory basis to all system suppliers.The objective of EETS is to allow drivers who wish to do so to drive on a tolled infrastructure which supports electronic tolling across Europe using one subscription contract with one service provider and one piece of on-board electronic equipment. A prospective EETS provider must register in one member state before they become an EETS provider.

For the purposes of the implementation of 2009/750/EC Decision, the Republic of Cyprus will keep a national electronic register of the following:

(a) the EETS domains within their territory, including information relating to:
— the corresponding Toll Chargers,
— the tolling technologies employed,
— the Toll Context Data,
— the EETS domain statement,
— the EETS Providers having EETS contracts with the Toll Chargers active in their area of competence.

The Republic of Cyprus will enter modifications to the Toll Chargers register, including where applicable the date of their entry into force, immediately after these modifications have been adopted, taking into account Annex VI(3) and (4);

(b) the EETS Providers to whom it has granted registration according to Article 3.

Unless otherwise specified, the Republic of Cyprus will verify at least once a year that requirements (a), (d), (e) and (f) in Article 3 and Article 4(2) are still met and update the register accordingly. The register shall also contain the conclusions of the audit foreseen in Article 3(e). The Republic of Cyprus shall not be held liable for the actions of the EETS Providers mentioned in its register.

2. The Republic of Cyprus will take all necessary measures to ensure that all the data contained in the national electronic register is kept up-to-date and is accurate.

3. The registers shall be electronically accessible to the public and presented to the web page of Public Works Department, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus.

4. Public Works Department as the responsible Authority in Cyprus of the registers shall communicate by electronic means to their counterparts in the other Member States and the Commission the registers of EETS domains and EETS Providers at the end of each calendar year. Any inconsistencies with the situation in a Member State shall be brought to the attention of the Member State of registration and of the Commission.

EETS domain means a toll domain falling under the scope of Directive 2004/52/EC on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the European Union. EETS Provider means a legal entity fulfilling the requirements of Article 3 of the Commission Decision 2009/750/EC and registered in a Member State where it is established, which grants access to EETS to an EETS User.

The application to register as a European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) Provider in the Republic of Cyprus can be found below in the related documents.

Related Documents

- European Directive 2004/52/EC

- Republic of Cyprus Law 8(I)/2006 on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems (available only in Greek language)

- Commission Decision 2009/750/EC

- Guide for the Application of the Directive 2004/52/EC

- Application to register as a EETS Provider in the Republic of Cyprus

Current Situation in the Republic of Cyprus
The Directive 2004/52/EC has been transposed into local legislation with the Republic of Cyprus Law 8(I)/2006 on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems

The Directive 2004/52/EC has not been practically applied, as there are no toll-charged roads in Cyprus to this day and there are no specific plans to introduce tolls in Cyprus in the future.
Registered EETS Domains
There are no EETS Domains in Cyprus

Registered EETS Providers
No EETS Providers have been registered in Cyprus

Information will be updated when an EETS Domain or an EETS Provider is registered in Cyprus. Public Works Department, under the Ministry for Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus, as the responsible authority in Cyprus for tolls will register this information on this site.