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Environmental taxes make up 6.3% of EU tax revenues

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Environmental taxes made up 6.3% of tax revenues in the EU in 2014, amounting to €343.6bn. This proportion has decreased from 6.8% in 2004 (€282bn). The EU’s roadmap to a resource efficient Europe recommends increasing this share to at least 10%.

The proportion of environmental taxes was highest in Slovenia, Croatia and Greece (above 10%) and lowest in Belgium and France (4.5%). The share in the UK was 7.5%.

Taxes on energy accounted for 76.5% of total environmental taxes, with transport making up 19.9% and pollution and resources taxes 3.6%.

Issue: 1306
Categories: News