Vote on Fight against tax fraud, tax evasion and tax havens:
- extracts from the vote on the report by Mojca KLEVA (S&D, SI)
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - EP
End production: 21/05/2013 First transmission: 21/05/2013
The MEPs adopted today a draft resolution that says EU member states should join forces to halve the €1 trillion uncollected "tax gap" by 2020. The vote follows the Parliament's debate with Council and Commission which analyzed ways to combat tax fraud and evasion and close avoidance loopholes, including drawing up a common blacklist of tax havens. MEPs want governments to agree measures to clamp down on tax havens, close avoidance loopholes and combat aggressive tax planning.
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||Rapporteur Mojca KLEVA (S&D, SI) being congratulated by the applause of the House.
||EXTERIOR SHOT of the European Parliament, Strasbourg
||SOUNDBITE (English) Algirdas Šemeta, European Commissioner in charge of Taxation, Customs, Statistics, Audit and Anti-Fraud :
"As European Parliamentarians, you have an important role to play in your respective countries. And I have the opportunity to see already how your work can have an impact on the position on your respective Member States in the discussions that we have at EU level in the fight against tax fraud and evasion."
||Announcement of the vote.
||Close shot on Rapporteur Mojca KLEVA (S&D, SI).
||Voting : 4 votes
||Result of the vote by show of hands : adopted.