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southwestforests
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04 Dec 2009, 9:18 am

http://www.cphpost.dk/news/national/88-national/47643-denmark-rife-with-co2-fraud.html

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Denmark rife with CO2 fraud
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 10:08 DN News

Authorities in several countries investigate VAT tax fraud stemming from the Danish CO2 quota register

Denmark is the centre of a comprehensive tax scam involving CO2 quotas, in which the cheats exploit a so-called ‘VAT carrousel’, reports Ekstra Bladet newspaper.

Police and authorities in several European countries are investigating scams worth billions of kroner, which all originate in the Danish quota register. The CO2 quotas are traded in other EU countries.
Denmark’s quota register, which the Energy Agency within the Climate and Energy Ministry administers, is the largest in the world in terms of personal quota registrations. It is much easier to register here than in other countries, where it can take up to three months to be approved.


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04 Dec 2009, 11:03 am

Sorry, are you talking about the authorities or the people commenting?



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04 Dec 2009, 12:39 pm

I think it is meant to be sarcastic or perhaps ironic? Either that or the good is because of the people/authorities who exposed the scam? Because if people were not basically good, they would have allowed this to continue?

I always have a hard time feeling certain with these issues, but if I had to choose, I'd go with 70% likely to be sarcasm/irony.


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04 Dec 2009, 6:25 pm

ViperaAspis wrote:
I think it is meant to be sarcastic or perhaps ironic?

The answer is yes.

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Either that or the good is because of the people/authorities who exposed the scam?

The answer is yes.

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Because if people were not basically good, they would have allowed this to continue?

The answer is yes.

Thankfully enough of the good spoke up to allow the revealing of those who are not.


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05 Dec 2009, 3:54 am

Meh. Anything that bogs down the EU, makes me happy.