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The unclear future of EU-ETS: is there still a chance of success?

5 February 2016 | by

The EU-ETS has been a cornerstone tool for combating rising greenhouse gas emission levels since its inception. It began to embody the “polluter pays” principle, which pointed out that emissions create external costs (damage to air, water, soil etc.) that should be paid for by those who produce the emissions. This will make polluting a […]

The FTT – coming to an unsatisfactory end

13 March 2014 | by

Despite widespread popular support in the EU, the introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) signed up to by 11 member states in September 2012 has hit a few bumps on the road towards implementation, getting further watered down with each jolt it takes. Support from the new German coalition government and upcoming elections to […]