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
Proposal for a Council Directive: Restructuring the Union framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity
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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.
Statement: 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. We urge EU leaders to stop subsidizing fossil fuels.
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.
This report is an overview of the state of carbon pricing in the EU and its prospects for the future. Drawing from academic literature and analyses of existing carbon pricing initiatives in the EU (both at the national and regional level), European Environmental Bureau have extracted some observations on the carbon pricing landscape in the Union by highlighting good and less good practices. With these, we aim to contribute to the ongoing carbon pricing and green taxation discussion to help guide policymakers. Download PDF: EEB: A Carbon Pricing Blueprint for the EU
The environmental, social and economic imperative for ending fuel subsidies in the fisheries sector.
Harmful subsidies in fisheries artificially increase profits by reducing the cost of fishing and/or by increasing fishers’ revenue, resulting in overcapacity and overfishing.