With Jonathan Mullender (formerly with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia)
Part of the recently announced package of austerity measures announced by the German government prior to its parliament’s summer break, is a proposal to raise a new tax on all flights departing from German airports. The draft bill, which is currently before the German parliament, states that the purpose of the new tax is to encourage environmentally friendly practices. Thinly disguised as a measure to help safeguard the environment from harmful aircraft emissions, the real reason for the proposa