Sunday, 17 October, 2021

Fuel: France calls for a European carbon tax for planes and boats


The Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, will propose that Europe tax the fuel of planes and boats. A measure to fight against global warming.

Fuel: France calls for a European carbon tax for planes and boats

The fuel of planes and boats could soon be taxed at European level. “It is absurd that carbon emissions targets have been set for our personal cars and not for planes or boats. We therefore propose to work on a European tax on aircraft and boat fuel ”, said the Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, Tuesday, October 15. A track already considered by a study commissioned by Brussels. Even the opposition says they are in favor of the measure.

Taxation already too heavy for airlines

For its part, the National Union of French Airlines (UNCF) denounces an already too heavy taxation. According to Air France, on a Paris-Nice ticket at 90 €, 53% would be taxes and fees. The sector also ensures that it is already weakened after several bankruptcies. He also fears that European industry will find itself penalized compared to the rest of the world.