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Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe
Commission registration number: ECI(2019)000009
Date of registration: 10/05/2019 Support
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative:COMMISSION DECISION
We call the European Commission to propose to member states the introduction of a tax on aviation fuel (kerosene). The aviation sector enjoys tax advantages despite being one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
While greener alternatives to aviation are subject to high taxes, the aviation industry benefits from many unjust tax exemptions. Aviation fuel remains untaxed in Europe and Member States don’t impose VAT on plane tickets, making aviation a more and more attractive transport mode whereas it is the most carbon-intensive. Taxing kerosene would allow the EU to drastically increase its funding for greener mobility as transport is the fastest growing greenhouse gas emissions sector.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers:
Articles 113 and 91 TFEU
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
Timothée Niels Pierre Jacques GALVAIRE -