EU Refers Poland To Court Over Electricity Taxes

Law360, New York (July 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission has referred Poland to the European Court of Justice, claiming that the member state has refused to comply with repeated warnings to bring its electricity taxation system in line with European Union law.

Regulators said on Monday that Poland had failed to align its method of taxing electricity distributors and producers with the Commission framework. While European Union regulation mandates that electricity distributors pay an excise duty at the time of supply, Poland taxes the producers at the time of supply.

The Commission...
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