Merkel’s conservatives want tax hike for domestic flights – party document

Euronews | Sep 13, 2019 at 1:04 PM
  • Seeking to tackle climate change, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives want to increase taxes on domestic flights and reduce the cost of long-distance train tickets, a party document seen by Reuters on Friday showed.
  • The German government – made up of Merkel’s conservatives, their Bavarian CSU sister party and the Social Democrats (SPD) – is expected to present a far-reaching package of climate protection measures on Sept. 20.