The European Parliament gave its resounding approval Tuesday to new fuel taxes, the ending of airlines' Value Added Tax exemption and a closed emissions trading scheme, urging the EU to "take a leadership position in global aviation in order to reduce the climate change impact of aviation." By a vote of 439 to 74 with 102 abstentions, members called on the European Commission to introduce a fuel tax on nearly all domestic and intra-EU flights that, according to press reports, would double ...

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