European Commission officially closed its infringement procedure against the Republic of Ireland for levying what it called “discriminatory aspects of its air travel tax,” following the Irish government’s modification of the tax to a single rate of €3 ($4.30) per passenger on all European routes. The change was made in March (ATW Daily News, Jan. 5). The dual-band air travel tax was put in place by the Irish authorities in March 2009, and was set at a rate of ...

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