Thursday, March 5, 2009

Major Economic Loss due to Environmental Tax

Due to the Dutch environmental tax which has been imposed on air travel, 900,000 passengers have flown out from German and Belgian airports rather than Dutch ones. This was announced by KLM director Peter Hartman. Because of this the Dutch economy has lost 1.2 billion Euro in general sales. The government has collected about 250-300 million Euros from the tax. A spokesman for the Dutch employers’ organization – VNO-NCW – says that the tax is nonsensical and will impact negatively on employment.

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