According to Germany’s Spiegel Online, German politicians have joined the revolt over Chancellor Angela Merkel's new airline green tax set to be imposed next year. Some in Merkel's own coalition say the air traffic tax is unfair. The draft law produced by the Finance Ministry calls for a per-passenger tax of €13 ($16.70) on all flights within the EU as well as to North Africa and Russia beginning on Jan. 1, 2011. For longer-distance flights, Berlin wants to implement a ...

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