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Title: Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe
Current status: Collection ongoing
Deadline: 10/05/2020
Commission registration number: ECI(2019)000009
Date of registration: 10/05/2019
Registration language: EN / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR GA HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative: COMMISSION DECISION

Subject-matter: 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.
Main objectives: 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:
  • Representative: Timothée Niels Pierre Jacques GALVAIRE -
  • Substitute: Anastasios PAPACHRISTOU -
  • Other members: Anaïs Marie BISMUTH, Nikolaos THEODOSIADIS, Gauthier Corentin Joachim QUINONEZ, Silvia LA TONA, Sandro Angelo ESPOSITO
Annex: Annex.pdf
Draft legal act: Draft legal act.pdf
Sources of support and funding:

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