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Federal government postpones decision on fuel tax

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BERLIN (Dow Jones) – The federal government has postponed its decision on a fuel tax at the end of September and will connect them with the ongoing talks on the future energy plan. That a government spokesman said on Wednesday in Berlin.

Originally, the tax as part of the design for a Budget Support should be on until its first decision September be agreed in detail.
The budget plans were guaranteed, "but if things are interrelated , can be debated together better , you should do this, " the spokesman said but now . The shift means no bearing if a fuel tax or some other solution would be agreed. The government calculates the fuel tax, with annual revenues of EUR 2.3 billion as part of the measures over 80 billion EUR, which will be introduced from next year.

– By Andrea Thomas, Dow Jones Newswires
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