Explainer: The EU plan to reform energy tax

With Denmark in control of the EU presidency, transport fuel tax changes are on the cards to encourage the use of greener sources – but will they be able to garner enough support?

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Progress on transport fuel tax changes to encourage energy efficiency and the use of greener sources is a priority of the Danish European Union presidency, which will be leading the bloc's discussions for the first half of this year.

The reforms are being discussed at working party level and are expected to be debated by finance ministers in March, with a view to a possible political agreement before the end of the Danish presidency, a Commission spokeswoman said.

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