EU seeks diesel tax hike to end "tank tourism"

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By Huw Jones BRUSSELS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The minimum duty on diesel should be raised by nearly a fifth from 2012 to stamp out "tank tourism" and cut pollution, a European Commission paper said. EU Tax Commissioner Laszlo Kovacs will propose the measure to member states next month to end distortions in the bloc's internal market where the minimum duty on commercial diesel varies widely. This prompts truck drivers to take detours to find the cheapest fuel, clocking up extra miles and ...

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