The EU Council adopts energy tax directive taking into account State aid policy

"State aid: key elements for the agreement in the Council on energy taxation"* In October 2003, after six years of negotiation, the Council adopted the future energy tax directive [1]. A key element for creating unanimity was the manner under which State aid policy has been taken into account in drafting the directive. The concerns of the Member States The Council, in particular through the Ecofin and Environment Councils, had pointed out on several occasions that State aid legislation might prevent any agreement on energy taxation [2]. Member States shared two main concerns. First, they felt that they would not be allowed by the Commission to support in the long run some energy products, like renewables, which are regarded as a priority in environmental and energy policies, both

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Daniel Boeshertz, Brigitta Renner-Loquenz, The EU Council adopts energy tax directive taking into account State aid policy, 27 October 2003, e-Competitions October 2003, Art. N° 36909

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