One billion. That’s how much in euro that Germany’s tax on airline tickets generates every year. A billion is about a quarter of what trucks pay in Maut every year, or about 35 times less than the motor fuel tax.
Modernising the European road transport sector in an efficient, sustainable and socially fair way was at the heart of the discussion of two opinions adopted during the European Committee of the Region’s (CoR) plenary session on 1 February. The opinions are based on the European Commission’s initiative “Europe on the Move”, which aims to help the transport sector to stay competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.
A summary of the Committee’s consideration of draft report is available.
Update: A summary record has been published.