Focus Germany

GIS’s Focus Germany series examines key issues facing the European Union’s most crucial member and the continent’s economic powerhouse.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to fellow CDU politician Matern von Marschall

Focus Germany: Taxing climate subsidy, subsidizing climate tax

Germany is struggling to achieve its current environmental goals. A new policy package under consideration now is unlikely to provide a clear path forward. The taxes and subsidies it foresees contradict each other and could ultimately impede technological advancement. The proposal has proven disappointing to climate activists and economic critics alike.

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