Leaked study shows aviation in Europe undertaxed

A leaked report, completed last year for the European Commission but yet to be made public, finds that the European aviation sector is chronically undertaxed relative to other aviation markets, that international law does not prevent the introduction of greater aviation taxation in Europe, and that taxing aviation fuel would cut emissions by at least 10% and raise revenue while having no impact on overall GDP and employment.

This report should be published immediately as its findings justify introducing measures such as fuel tax aviation which are currently under discussion at European and member state, including at a high level ministerial meeting on aviation taxation next month in the Hague.

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