European Union Issues Warning To Poland On Energy Tax Law

Law360 (July 25, 2019, 9:17 PM EDT) -- The European Union's executive arm said Thursday it had formally requested that Poland rescind a measure that lets energy-intensive businesses avoid paying excise duties on coal, natural gas and other products.

According to the European Commission, the Polish law affects energy products and businesses subject to the EU's Emission Trading Scheme. The measure “favors highly polluting activities, runs against EU climate objectives and generates major distortions of competition within the EU,” the commission said in a statement.

In addition, the Polish law contravenes EU energy tax rules under a 2003 directive of the European Council, which sets blocwide policies.

If Poland...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS