EU tax exemptions for fuel are harmful subsidies that reduce the costs of fishing, therefore leading to an increase of fishing capacity, and thus contributing to overfishing in the European Union
BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS AND NGOS CALL
ON EU DECISION-MAKERS TO REMOVE PUBLIC
SUBSIDIES TO FOSSIL FUEL CONSUMPTION
The EU and its Member States must fulfil their commitment to stop public money from supporting wasteful economic activities that degrade our environment.
The EU can deliver on all of these promises and laws IF it bans fossil fuel subsidies
This mind-mapping tool identifies the International and EU commitments that call directly or indirectly for the elimination of fossil fuels (indirect or direct) subsidies. By clicking on this tool you will discover not only the political and legal commitment but what they should mean in practice i.e; climate change commitments will mean reaching climate neutrality by 2050.
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Infographics and Reports
Why Eliminating Fuel Subsidies from EU Fisheries is Good for Public Finances, the Marine Environment, and the Climate
This report examines the wide-reaching reasons – which are overwhelmingly supported by science – to remove EU fuel subsidies
Proposal for a Council Directive: Restructuring the Union framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity
Download: Proposal for a Council Directive: Restructuring the Union framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity
This short memo deals with the legal basis that the EU can rely upon in the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD).It will first discuss two cases of the CJEU (C-626/18 & C-482/17) that have dealt with the question of the applicable legal basis within the context of the.
Latest Press & News
The EU fishing fleet receives a tax break of between €759 million and €1.5 billion from fuel tax subsidies each year, as well as producing nearly 7.3 million tons of CO2 just from burning fuel, according to a report published today by the Our Fish campaign.
ClientEarth lawyer Flaminia Tacconi said: “This revision risks maintaining the status quo in sectors like fisheries, with only very low taxation for fishing vessel fuel in EU waters and no taxation at all on fuel for vessels operating beyond EU waters. The fishing industry, and in particular the large-scale vessels.
Reaction to EU Fit for 55: Energy Taxation Directive and Fossil Fuel Subsidies for the Fishing Industry
Why does the fishing industry get a free pass when everyone else has to pay the true price of carbon pollution and environmental destruction?
“Getting rid of fossil fuel subsidies – like tax exemptions on kerosene for planes or diesel for fishing vessels – is a crucial step towards a decarbonised Europe, one of the main objectives of the EU Green Deal,” Flaminia Tacconi, fisheries lawyer at ClientEarth.