EU, Germany agree on tax reform for energy-intensive industries

The European Commission and the German government agreed on renewable energy tax reforms late on Monday April 7, including discounts for energy-intensive industries such as steelmaking.

The deal was announced by German energy and economics minister Sigmar Gabriel in Berlin on Tuesday.

After weeks of negotiations with European competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia, Gabriel has been able to protect the...


Elfi Middelbeek

April 08, 2014

17:01 GMT