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EU panic: Brussels desperately tries to fill ‘Brexit gap’ with HUGE new tax

Daily Express [1]
January 7, 2020

The EU [2] will aim to use profits from carbon trading to break an impasse over how to fund the bloc’s next long-term budget. Officials are preparing for heated negotiations over the next seven-year budget, running from 2021. They told the Financial Times members were ready to agree a plastics recycling tax.

A senior EU official said: “We have a Brexit [3] gap. Member states know this and will eventually have to accept new revenue streams.”

As part of the initial budget proposal in 2018, the European Commission proposed a tax on non-recycled plastics.

The proceeds from this would go directly into the common budget rather than to the government’s that collect them.

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