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Italy: Massive Fuel Tax Hikes

9
December
2011
  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  Travel
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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Unleaded Liter Price OCT2011
Austria 1.35
Belgium 1.44
Czech Rep 1.32
Denmark 1.47
France 1.48
Germany 1.49
Greece 1.59
Hungary 1.19
Ireland 1.50
Italy 1.63
Latvia 1.24
Luxembourg 1.32
Netherlands 1.55
Norway 1.78
Poland 1.22
Portugal 1.50
Slovakia 1.46
Slovenia 1.31
Spain 1.33
Sweden 1.48
Switzerland 1.38
United Kingdom 1.58


Italy has been run into the ground by the previous administration (the flamboyant Berlusconi), and the current Prime Minister is stuck with the bill. It's a bit like getting to the dinner table at an expensive restaurant for dessert, and finding out you're stuck with the bill.

Italy has been trying everything they can to stave off bankruptcy, and one way of doing it is to bleed its citizens to tax death. Since most Italians love motorized vehicles (just look at the biggest & sexiest manufacturers of cars and motorcycles), the one area they can get money from is fuel.

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This year alone already saw 3 gas tax hikes, and now the new Monti government has added €0.10 per liter to an already very high fuel price (already Italy in October had the 2nd highest fuel price), making it Europe's most expensive gas price (regional authorities can add an extra €0.01 local tax).

With a public transport system that is cracking under the pressure, with no money to pay for fuel for their cars and motorcycles, it's going to be interesting to see how things progress in Italy in 2012.

Will an Arabian Spring Revolution hit Italy? Or will the Italians shrug their collective shoulders and continue the way they used to? But one thing is for sure, there will be a lot less motorcycle buying, and motorcycle riding. Which is a pity.

Via: Two Wheels Blog



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