VILNIUS – Europe takes the view that taxes need to be balanced and if some taxes are raised, other taxes should be reduced, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevicius said on Friday, commenting on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's recommendation that Lithuania increase environmental taxes.
In the European Commission's opinion, if the state follows the "polluter pays" principle and increases pollution taxes, it should lower other taxes, such as labor taxes, Sinkevicius said.
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