EU says fuel tax change would require unanimity

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BRUSSELS, May 27 (Reuters) - Any change in VAT on fuel in response to rising oil prices would require unanimous agreement by European Union governments and would be the wrong response to high petroleum prices, the European Commission said on Tuesday. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said earlier the EU should consider freezing sales tax (Value Added Tax) on fuel if the oil price continued to rise. Commission spokeswoman Maria Assimakopoulou said it was not entirely clear what Sarkozy was ...

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