EU Finance Ministers To Discuss Energy Taxation In Sept.

Law360, Brussels (August 28, 2019, 7:41 AM EDT) -- European finance ministers will discuss energy taxation when they gather for their meeting in Finland next month, the Finnish government confirmed Wednesday.

The meeting, to be held Sept. 13 and 14, comes as student protests and fires in the Amazon rainforest have put climate change firmly on the world’s political agenda. In response to climate change, some European Union countries are pushing to have a tax on aviation in the hope that this might discourage passengers from flying in favor of cleaner alternatives like rail travel.

In addition to discussions on other issues pertaining to climate change, “the ministers will also...

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