Report: Fuelling oil demand: What happened to fuel taxation in Europe?

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The objective of this report is threefold: to demonstrate the importance of EU action on fuel taxation in reducing CO2 emissions of, and oil imports for, transport and, indirectly through smart use of revenues, in fighting unemployment; to investigate trends in fuel taxes and fuel prices in the EU and its member states since 1980, and the impacts of these developments and to explain the root causes of these trends and offer recommendations for the forthcoming review of the energy tax directive.