WARSAW, Sep 15 (Reuters) – Poland opposes an EU-wide windfall tax on energy companies but could introduce a similar solution on its own, Poland’s Climate Minister Anna Moskva said on Thursday.
The chief executive of the European Union on Wednesday laid out plans to raise more than $140 billion from energy companies to help protect households and businesses from soaring prices that threaten economic recession and insolvency. read more
“We are considering such an idea at the country level… but we do not agree to implement such a solution at the European level,” Moscow told private radio station Radio Zet.
Moskwa said that such a decision would need to be taken unanimously as it concerns taxes, and that a pan-European decision would be impractical due to differences between individual countries’ energy systems.
“We will be against … we have filed a formal petition for (voting) unanimity, here different countries have different approaches. Many countries do not agree with such decisions,” Moscow said.
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Reporting by Anna Vlodarchak-Semchuk and Pavel Florkevich; Editing by Alexander Smith
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