From “farmer cheating” to “no real social policy”: government drags itself to agreement on energy bill

Finance Minister Vincent Van Peteghem, Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten, Prime Minister De Croo. ©  rr

Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten (Green) only wants to reduce the VAT on electricity. She would leave the gas-fired one untouched for ecological reasons. With this proposal, she hopes to bridge the gap between the full VAT reduction of Vooruit and CD&V and the limited intervention in the energy bill advocated by Open VLD.

Hannes Heynderickx

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