About: ecotaxes

Circular economy 30-01-2018

France to implement a new environmental tax?

The Amorce association, an association of local authorities and businesses in the fields of waste, energy and heating networks, revealed the tax measures which will be included in the French national roadmap on circular economy (FREC).
Road charging 01-03-2017

Twin EU road toll proposals target pollution and cross-border trucking

EU transport chief Violeta Bulc is expected to announce an overhaul of how countries charge road tolls this May - a controversial issue that has provoked bitter political fights lately and is likely to spark backlash from member states, the shipping industry and truck drivers.
Energy 04-12-2002

Germany blocks energy tax deal

During the ECOFIN Council of 3 December, the EU's finance ministers again failed to reach a compromise on the proposed taxation of energy products. Germany is the only country still opposing the Danish Presidency's compromise proposal, which needs unanimity to be adopted.
Climate change 11-10-2002

European Environmental Bureau demands environmental fiscal reform

A 10 per cent shift of tax revenues from labour taxes to environmental taxes by 2010 is the key demand of an EEB campaign on fiscal reform. During the EEB's annual conference on 10 October, German Bundestag Member Ernst von Weizsäcker and former environment commissioner Yannis Paleocrasses gave their support to this European campaign
Energy 28-11-2001

European Environmental Bureau revives ecotax debate

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) launched an 18-month campaign on environmental fiscal reform (EFR) on Tuesday 27 November. The campaign was presented in Brussels by former Greek finance minister and former EU Environment Commissioner Yannis Paleocrassas. It will run for one and a half year in the Member States and accession countries.

EU attacks Germany on renewable energy policy

Competition Commissioner Mario Monti threatens to start an investigation into a German law promoting renewable energy. According to German newspaper Handelsblatt, the Commission wants to initiate a state aid investigation into a piece of German legislation which is one of the cornerstones of the SPD-Greens coalition.
Climate change 24-08-2000

Denmark taxes packaging materials according to eco-load

Denmark is planning differentiated taxation of packaging materials, based on the environmental load of the products' life-cycle
Climate change 16-08-2000

A new case for EU energy taxation?

The European Commission published a new study on the relationship between environmental taxation and employment creation.