News Digest Item
20 Feb 2017

“We need a new eco-tax”

Frankfurter Rundschau

Former finance minister Hans Eichel advocates for an ecologic tax reform in Germany, he told Frankfurter Rundschau in an interview. This will raise the share of environmental taxes in the country’s total amount of taxes and levies, he says. “Above all, environmentally harmful products, substances and processes must be taxed much higher, otherwise climate protection, energy transition, transport transition and the recycling economy won’t work,” said Eichel.

Read the interview (behind paywall) in German here.

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