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 that are so destructive for the ocean, must be part of the global effort to combat climate change – starting with bearing the true cost of its fuel.”
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?
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 revision of EU directives.