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realist May 28, 2012 12:37 AM
With more than seventy percent of the price at the pump being TAX, when are we going to see a DRASTIC reduction in fuel taxes on petrol and diesel?
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EEA May 29, 2012 01:53 PM

The EEA is the EU agency responsible for providing information on the European environment. The aim of the EEA is to ensure that decision-makers and the public are kept informed about the state and outlook of the environment. The EEA collects environmental data from the Member Countries, other EU institutions and international organisations. Based on this information, we produce reports on various environmental topics.

As you may see from this description, the EEA produces reports on the state and trends of the environment in Europe. Please be aware that European environmental legislation, including tax policies, is beyond the Agency’s working remit. The EEA neither sets nor enforces tax policies.

Nevertheless, I have gathered some information that I believe may be useful to you.

The EU Commission has the responsibility of making new legislative proposals. These proposals are then adopted by the Council and the parliament, and implemented in the Member States by the national authorities. The Commission has the responsibility of overseeing that Member States act in accordance with EU law. The role of the EEA is to supply all parties concerned with relevant environmental information.

The European Commission is divided into 36 Directorate Generals (DGs). DG Tax and Customs Union is the branch of the Commission responsible for European tax policy and legislation. The homepage of the DG Tax is located at:

If the above mentioned websites do not provide you with sufficient information, you may also contact DG Tax directly. Relevant contact details can be viewed at:[…]/index_en.htm

Since the individual countries are responsible for implementing EU policies, you may find it useful to contact the responsible national authorities in the countries of your interest. For practical examples on how EU legislation is implemented into national law, I suggest that you contact the national tax authorities in the countries of your interest. Relevant contact links to European national tax authorities can be obtained at:[…]/index_en.htm

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