European Commission published a staff working paper outlining two policy proposals for a tax on airline tickets to fund efforts to reduce poverty around the world in line with the Millennium Development Goals. Earlier this week, French President Jacques Chirac announced plans to implement the so-called "solidarity" tax next year (ATWOnline, Aug. 30). The working paper analyzes two approaches: The Voluntary-Mandatory approach would involve voluntary participation of EU members in an ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"EC discusses poverty tax proposals" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? here.