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Parliamentary question - P-003105/2022Parliamentary question

    Possibility of excluding coking coal and coke oven production from Regulation COM(2022) 473 final, and exemption from payment of the temporary solidarity levy


    Priority question for written answer  P-003105/2022
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Jerzy Buzek (PPE)

    On 14 September the Commission brought forward a regulation on an emergency intervention to address high energy prices (COM(2022) 473 final). The proposed measures aim to mitigate the impact of high energy prices and protect consumers.

    One of the proposed measures is a temporary solidarity levy on excess profits in the oil, gas, coal and refineries sectors. The rules are also intended to cover coking coal, one of the critical raw materials of particular importance to the EU economy, whose production should be protected and supported in order to ensure stable access to it. The processing of this coal, i.e. coke oven production, is also to be subject to the levy.

    In light of the above:

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