Parliament rejects extra aviation tax


Parliament has rejected any new tax on airline tickets or aviation fuel.

The National Council has voted against a number of cantonal initiatives demanding more tax to fight CO2 emissions. 

Those against the move say it’s too soon after the people rejected a CO2 law in June. In the summer 51.6% rejected the idea of new taxes and other measures to fight pollution. 

Many voters were worried about increasing economic costs during the pandemic. 

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