EU COURT UPHOLDS CARBON TAX ON SWISS FLIGHTS

12/27/2016

Last week, the European Court of Justice ruled that the EU was within its right to apply carbon taxes to flights between Switzerland and member states, even though flights to and from other countries outside the bloc are exempt. Lufthansa-owned Swiss International Air Lines brought the case to court, arguing that its treatment under the EU's Emission Trading System infringed on the principle of equal treatment under EU law by treating Switzerland differently from other third countries. But the European Court of Justice disagreed, ruling that the bloc was not obliged to treat all countries outside the bloc in the same way. For the full story, see http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-eu-carbon-court-swiss-internat-idUKKBN…