BRUSSELS – Political battle lines are being drawn within the European Union’s executive body over whether minimum excise duties paid on diesel should be imposed on motorists across the 27-nation bloc. The European Commission’s Laszlo Kovacs, responsible for tax policy, wants to hike tax levels to €359 ($469) per 1,000 L ($1.78 per gallon) by 2012 and eventually to €380 ($500) per 1,000 L ($1.89 per gallon). The current minimum duty on diesel is €302 ($397) per 1,000 L ($1.50 per gallon), ...

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