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Brussels asks Slovakia to clarify carbon-dioxide emissions allowance tax

Slovakia will have to clarify its carbon-dioxide emissions allowance tax to the European Commission due to a perceived violation of the EU European Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive. The Slovak Government Office has asked the Finance Ministry to provide dossiers to support Slovakia's position on the issue. However, the precise nature of the EC’s objections to the Slovak tax remains obscure.

Slovakia will have to clarify its carbon-dioxide emissions allowance tax to the European Commission due to a perceived violation of the EU European Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive. The Slovak Government Office has asked the Finance Ministry to provide dossiers to support Slovakia's position on the issue. However, the precise nature of the EC’s objections to the Slovak tax remains obscure.

"The European Commission has addressed the Slovak Republic and asked for more detailed information about the newly introduced emissions allowance tax," Finance Ministry spokesperson Martin Jaroš said, as reported by the SITA newswire. He added that the department could not say more on the matter for the time being. In compliance with EU regulations, EC documents related to the probed cases must not be disclosed in order not to influence or mar the investigation, as long as proceedings are underway. The ministry said it is taking the proceedings seriously and has engaged the private law firm Šiška & Partners.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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