25 Nov 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 25 NOVEMBERBrussels Daily
EUROSTAT: 6.3% of tax revenues came from environmental taxes in the EU in 2013
In the European Union (EU), environmental taxes amounted to €330.1 billion in 2013, compared with €272.1 billion in 2003. However, the share of environment taxes in total revenues from taxes and social contributions decreased over this 10-year period, from 6.9% in 2003 to 6.3% in 2013. The share of environmental taxes in total revenues from taxes and social contributions is an indicator of the flagship initiative for a resource-efficient Europe under the Europe 2020 strategy. The objective to be reached is at least a 10% share for the EU by 2020. When looking at the main categories of environmental taxes, taxes on energy (77% of total environmental taxes) made up more than three-quarters of the total revenue from environmental taxes in the EU, well ahead of taxes on transport (20%) and those on pollution and resources (3%). A Eurostat press release can be found here.
- European Commission appoints two Directors in DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations and one Director in DG Health and Food Safety
- The High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to attend the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial meeting in Barcelona on Thursday 26 November
- Commissioners Hahn and Andriukaitis visit Georgia to attend the sixth Informal Eastern Partnership Dialogue
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