Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Ceisteanna (73)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

73. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Finance his views on the Franco-German proposal for a minimum price for carbon taxation in the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46130/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

In a Multi Financial Framework (MFF) context, while the idea of a Carbon Border Adjustment has been raised informally, my Department has not seen any formal proposal from the European Commission or from France and I cannot provide views on a proposal which I have not seen.

Although Ireland is open to considering any new proposal on a possible new Own Resource for the EU Budget, from a practical perspective we believe this may slow down negotiations at this stage of the process and delay any final agreement.