Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive

Theme: European Green Deal, Trade
Title: Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive
Policy Reference: Revision of Directive 2003/96/EC


The aim of the Energy Taxation Directive is to establish the minimum excise duty rates that Member States must apply to energy products for fuel and transport, and electricity.


As part of the European Green Deal, a revision is being envisaged for this Directive, with the European Commission currently holding a consultation exercise on this subject.

European Commission

The online consultation was launched on July 22, 2020, and interested parties have until October 14, 2020 to provide their feedback.

European Parliament

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Council of the EU

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Negotiation Stage

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Final Adoption

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Local Implementation

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