EU-Wide Aviation Tax Faces Steep Climb

Law360 (August 23, 2019, 7:40 PM EDT) -- Taxes designed to curb pollution from air travel in the European Union would have the most impact on a bloc-wide level, but cross-border measures might not happen without a policy change that would prevent member countries from vetoing new levies.

An EU-wide aviation tax would lead to an 11% drop in passengers while having an insignificant effect on employment, according to a recent study by the European Commission. (AP) While several European nations have recently introduced domestic aviation taxes to address climate change, the need for continent-wide consensus has also been part of discussion, including when the Netherlands in May floated a...

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