Varadkar backs European moves to tax jet fuel
The European People’s Party has called for an end to the exemption for aviation fuel in a bid to curb emissions
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the government will support European moves to end international tax exemptions on aviation jet fuel.
Fuel used for air flight currently escapes any taxation, despite the sector making up 2 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The European People’s Party (EPP) group - of which Fine Gael is a member – changed its policy on jet fuel tax at its annual conference last Thursday, committing to ending the exemption...
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