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Swiss parliamentary commission supports fuel tax hike

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The parliamentary environmental commission has endorsed a plan to increase the taxes on fuel in Switzerland. © Tuayai | Dreamstime.comFollowing support for a fuel tax increase by the Council of States, Switzerland’s upper house, the commission said it supports a rise of 10 cents a litre until 2024 and 12 cents a litre from 2025. These increases are lower than those included in some other proposals. However, the commission decided these increases were appropriate in the context of all of the other elements of Switzerland’s plan to curb emissions. More on this:Commission press release (in French) – Take a 5 minute French test now For more stories like this on Switzerland follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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The parliamentary environmental commission has endorsed a plan to increase the taxes on fuel in Switzerland.

Swiss commission supports fuel tax hike
© Tuayai | Dreamstime.com

Following support for a fuel tax increase by the Council of States, Switzerland’s upper house, the commission said it supports a rise of 10 cents a litre until 2024 and 12 cents a litre from 2025.

These increases are lower than those included in some other proposals. However, the commission decided these increases were appropriate in the context of all of the other elements of Switzerland’s plan to curb emissions.

More on this:
Commission press release (in French) – Take a 5 minute French test now

For more stories like this on Switzerland follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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