The European Commission today is expected to propose targeting aviation as a revenue source to finance development aid even though it believes such measures will have a negative impact on demand. The EC is expected to recommend to a meeting of the Council of Economic and Finance Ministers a kerosene tax for intra-European and domestic flights and/or a flight departure tax on all flights leaving EC airports. It estimates that a kerosene tax of €330 ($425) per 1,000 liters would ...

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