Germany’s coalition government has agreed to double the country’s short-haul aviation tax and impose a minimum fare rule in 2020. After marathon negotiations, the government, which consists of three parties, decided to double the current €7.38 ($8.17) tax per passenger departing from German airports, effective Jan. 1, 2020. The additional revenue is to be used to finance a reduction of the value added tax (VAT) on train tickets from the current 19% to 7%. The moves come as ...

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