Withdraw stalled energy tax law, say ministers

Several EU finance ministers called for the controversial proposal to link fuel taxation more closely to CO2 and energy content to be dropped at talks in Luxembourg on Tuesday

Several EU finance ministers called for the controversial proposal to link fuel taxation more closely to CO2 and energy content to be dropped at talks in Luxembourg on Tuesday

Protracted negotiations on revising the EU Energy Taxation Directive have so far failed to break a deadlock between member states in favour of and opposed to the European Commission’s 2011 proposal.

At the Economic and Financial Affairs Council in Luxembourg, the Italian EU presidency convened talks on the matter in the hope of breaking the deadlock.

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