Thursday, May 19, 2022
name of Prensa Latina
Bandera inglesa
English Edition
name of Prensa Latina



Belgian Government seeks to alleviate energy problems

Belgian Government seeks to alleviate energy problems

Brussels, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Belgian Government agreed on several tax cuts to lower energy prices and help solve the country's situation in that field.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email

Among its initiatives is to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on gas and electricity, as well as impose special taxes on gasoline and diesel.

The announcement was made by Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo, who pointed out that at the same time Belgium is pressuring the European Union (EU) to freeze gas prices.

The measures will cost the State 1.3 billion euros, although around one billion euros will come from additional public revenues.

This is the second aid package approved by the Federal Government to limit the impact of rising prices on consumers’ bills, following a first package last January.

The measures include lowering the value-added tax on gas to six percent from April 1 to September 30, and extending the VAT reduction on electricity until September.

The social tariff will also be extended until September and a check of 200 euros will be earmarked for those who have oil heating, Belgian Finance Minister Vincent Van Peteghem said. jg/afl/mem/rfc

name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.