Eurostat: Environmental tax reform far from the declared goals

Environmental taxes made up 6.3% of tax revenues in the EU in 2014. In the European Union (EU), environmental taxes amounted to €343.6 bn in 2014, compared with €282.0 bn in 2004. However, the share of environment taxes in total revenues from taxes and social contributions has decreased over this 10-year period, from 6.8% in 2004 to 6.3% in 2014. Two of the countries with best resulsts in the share of environmental taxes in the EU are new member states Slvenia and Croatia.


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