Federal finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has made a financing suggestion in the refugee crisis which may cause unease among many.
He wants to introduce a petrol tax. Federal finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has proposed an additional EU-wide petrol tax to acquire the finances required to overcome the refugee crisis.
"I have said, if the resources in the national budgets and the European budget are not sufficient, let us, for example, agree to levy a specific amount of tax on each litre of petrol," said the CDU politician to the "Süddeutschen Zeitung" (Saturday).
"Why should we not arrange it at the European level when the task is so urgent? We now need to secure the Schengen external borders. The solution to this problem should not fail because of lack of resources."Source