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Reshaping of the Energy Taxation Directive – The European Parliament joins the battle

November 2011
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The European Commission (the "EC") proposal (the "Proposal") for a Council Directive amending Directive 2003/96/EC and restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (the "Energy Taxation Directive") is facing hard times due to lack of consensus amongst the Member States. Preliminary work presented last week by the European Parliament (the “EP”) shows the EP is joining the battle on key but very specific aspects of the Proposal, mainly the one that could affect motor fuel taxation.

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