Summary title: Petition No 0621/2019 by I.L. (German) on an EU-wide kerosene tax
Petition number: 0621/2019
Topics: Taxation, Transport
Country: European Union
Name: I. L.
The petitioner takes the view that, for reasons of climate change in particular, Member States must take appropriate action and increase the cost of especially harmful means of transport such air transport. According to the petitioner, the impact of air transport on the climate is particularly alarming, given the constant increase in the number of air passengers, and it is receiving more favourable treatment than other modes of transport such as car, coach or rail, even in Germany, where an air transport tax is levied. The petitioner is therefore seeking European Union support for the introduction of a tax or similar levy on kerosene for both cargo and passenger transport.