Unpaid diplomatic traffic fines? Then no tax-free petrol card

Foreign diplomats who don’t pay their traffic fines will no longer be able to use a special petrol card which entitles them to tax-free fuel, Nos television reports on Tuesday.

The justice ministry cannot force diplomats to clear unpaid fines, which have reached over €700,000 over the past four years.

By ending entitlement to the card, diplomats will have to keep receipts and fill in forms in order to claim back the tax, the broadcaster reports.

Belgium also uses a similar method which has led to an improvement in the payment of fines, Nos said.

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