About: excise duties

Economy & Jobs 20-05-2019

Romania torpedoes EU deal on alcohol excise duties over moonshine

Member states clashed on the reform of the directive on alcohol excise duties during a meeting of EU financial ministers last Friday (17 May), as the Romanian Presidency of the EU tried to raise the maximum limit on home distillation, in pursuit of its own national interest.
Agrifood 29-08-2017

Bulk tobacco smuggling increases, worrying OLAF and Commission

Illegal sale of fine cut tobacco is on the rise in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, depriving state budgets of millions of euros in unpaid taxes and causing concern in the EU's anti-fraud office, OLAF, and the European Commission.
Health 27-07-2016

Fake wines and spirits cost the EU ‘at least’ 4,800 jobs per year

The rise of counterfeit products in spirits and wine across Europe cause annual government losses estimated at €1.2 billion as well as approximately 4,800 jobs in these sectors, a new study has found.
Health 24-05-2007

Parliament rejects increase of alcohol excise duties

The Parliament has rejected the Commission's proposal to increase the EU-wide minimum levels of excise duty on alcoholic drinks, referring back to the Parliament's Economic Affairs Committee.
Trade & Society 11-09-2006

Commission proposes increase in alcohol duties

The Commission proposes to increase the minimum excise rates on alcohol by 31% in order to keep up with inflation. The spirits industry strongly opposes such plans.

Biofuels to benefit from preferential tax regimes

Two recent Commission decisions have allowed British and German biofuels to benefit from up to 100 per cent cuts in excise duties.
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.
Health 16-03-2001

New EU tax plans for tobacco

Commission proposes Directive introducing radical revisions to rates and structure of excise duties on tobacco
Energy 13-02-2001

Agreement on excise duties for fuel products

ECOFIN reaches political agreement to allow Member States to exempt or apply lower rate of excise duty to certain categories of fuels
Energy 16-11-2000

Commission proposals on exemptions for petroleum products

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Directive on the excise duties placed on petroleum products