About: Green tax

Economy & Jobs 21-12-2018

Reform programmes should compensate low-income workers, OECD says

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has urged governments to pay attention to the consequences of their policies and compensate vulnerable groups that could be hit by new taxes.
Road charging 25-09-2018

A future tax on foreign lorries which ‘only cross over France’?

The French government is thinking about taxing foreign heavy goods vehicles but François de Rugy, the new minister of ecological transition, denies the return of a “green tax”.  EURACTIV France's media partner Ouest-France reports.
Trade & Society 13-01-2010

EU trade chief-designate rejects carbon border tariffs

The European Union should not impose border tariffs on goods from countries that fail to cut back their climate-damaging emissions, the EU's trade commissioner-designate said yesterday (12 January).
Energy 06-03-2009

Green VAT proposal likely to be scrapped

The European Commission is poised to put forward proposals for a 'green tax' in early April, but reduced value-added tax (VAT) rates to promote green products are unlikely to feature as part of the package.

EU eyes tax breaks to ‘green’ economic recovery

Fiscal incentives backed by EU funds to promote cleaner vehicles and building efficiency are recommended as part of a 200-billion-euro economic recovery plan unveiled by the European Commission yesterday (26 November). 
Brexit 08-07-2008

EU to cut VAT and ease state aid for SMEs

The Commission yesterday (7 July) proposed an overhaul of the bloc's VAT and state aid policies to allow governments to reduce VAT rates for labour-intensive businesses and provide small business with more aid for risk capital and innovation.

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