OECD: Spain over-reliant on subsidies

Spain's environmental policy "hampered" by subsidies; government should consider green tax shift

Spain relies too heavily on subsidies for its policies to be sustainable, despite "positive and significant" developments in its environmental legislation, according to the OECD.

The latest environmental review from the Paris-based Organisation for economic cooperation and development states that in some sectors - such as agriculture, coal and fisheries - the subsidies are damaging to the environment. EU governments have set an aim of phasing out environmentally harmful subsidies (EED 18/05/01).

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