Navigation path

Login   |   Register
 

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


OR









Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors

Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Competition, gave a press conference on the decision on the recovery of tax benefits granted by Spain to certain Economic Interest Groupings (EIG) and their investors.
After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission concluded that a Spanish scheme for the purchase of ships involving leasing and financing through tax relief is partly incompatible with EU rules on state aid. This scheme, which was set up in 2002, conferred a selective advantage on economic interest groupings and their investors over their competitors. The Commission was not notified of the scheme for the purpose of prior authorisation as required. Under European rules, the beneficiaries must now repay the aid to the Spanish state. In accordance with the principle of legal certainty, the Commission will not require the repayment of aid granted between the start of the scheme in 2002 and April 2007, when the Commission publicly declared a similar French scheme incompatible.
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia, at the rostrum
Ref: P-023778 /00-01
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquin Almunia
Ref: P-023778 /00-02
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia, at the rostrum
Ref: P-023778 /00-03
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia, at the rostrum
Ref: P-023778 /00-04
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia, at the rostrum
Ref: P-023778 /00-05
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia
Ref: P-023778 /00-06
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia
Ref: P-023778 /00-07
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia, at the rostrum
Ref: P-023778 /00-08
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia, at the rostrum
Ref: P-023778 /00-09
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia, at the rostrum
Ref: P-023778 /00-10
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia
Ref: P-023778 /00-11
Date: 17/07/2013
Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on tax benefits granted by Spain to certain EIG and their investors Joaquín Almunia
Ref: P-023778 /00-12
Date: 17/07/2013


Investment plan


Mon 22/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 December 2014 The European Commission is giving €2 million in emergency funding to assist scores of Libyans who have been forced to flee their homes because of worsening violence in the country.     The funding will provide essential humanitarian assistance and protection to the...
Mon 22/12
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 22 / 12 / 2014 Brussels, 22 December 2014 Passenger rights: Eurobarometer survey shows one in three EU citizens are aware of their rights when travelling The European Commission released today the results of a new Eurobarometer survey on passenger rights.
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 19 December 2014 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes 1/1/2015: Lithuania becomes the 19th Member State to adopt the euro 1/1/2015: Countdown to the European Year for Development - 2015 7-8/1/2015:...
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 19 December 2014 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 22 décembre Mr Valdis Dombrovskis visits Estonia on 22 and 23 December.
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 December 2014 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of part of Cegedim S.A.'s customer relationship management and strategic data business (the target) by IMS Health.
Fri 19/12
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 19 December 2014 A total of €102 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission from Greece, Ireland and Slovenia under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure.
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 December 2014 The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of joint control over České aerolinie ("CSA"), the Czech national air carrier, by Travel Service and Český Aeroholding ("CAH"), all of the Czech Republic.
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 December 2014 Today the Council formally appointed the Chair, the Vice-Chair and the four other permanent members of the Single Resolution Board. This concludes a recruitment process which started in July 2014.
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 19 December 2014 What is the Single Resolution Mechanism? The Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) complements the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) which, once operational in November 2014, will see the European Central Bank (ECB) directly supervise banks in the euro area and in other Member...
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 12 / 2014 Brussels, 19 December 2014 Statement by Commissioner Vestager welcoming Luxembourg's decision to provide all information requested on tax rulings and patent boxes Margrethe Vestager,Commissioner in charge of competition policy, issued a statement yesterday evening welcoming Luxembourg's announcement that...

Go to useful links page Useful links

Go to rss page Go to EU Tube page Go to twitter page Go to facebook page Go to contact page


Credit © European Union, 2014