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Anamaria Gavrila interviewed on the environmental stamp

Anamaria Gavrila, Senior Associate at Dragne & Asociatii, was interviewed by a business publication on the new “environmental stamp“.

The Government completed the formula for this tax, which leads to an increase of roughly 10 percent of the amount payable for Euro 4 and Euro 3 cars and a decrease of 60-90 percent for Euro 2, Euro 1 and non-Euro cars. The fee for non-Euro, Euro 1 and Euro 2 cars, with outdated technologies, will still be lower than the current one, the Government arguing that these vehicles are running short and therefore will pollute less.

Anamaria Gavrila, who is specialized in environmental law, mentioned that the new tax seems to violate the free circulation of goods in the European Union, and that it does not demonstrate the authorities’ concern for environmental issues, as it is lower for polluting cars using old technologies. She also showed that a lower tax for older cars will probably result into an increase of such cars park in the future, given the Romanians’ reduced buying power.

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