Taxation and Customs Union
Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta will today chair the first meeting of the new Tax Policy Group, which brings together personal representatives of EU Finance Ministers to discuss key tax policy issues.
Today, the European Commission set out its ideas for the future taxation of the financial sector.
Commissioner Šemeta participates in the Annual Conference organised by the Internal Audit Service of the European Commission
The topic of the 2010 IAS conference was 'External Audit, Internal Audit'. The conference gathered some 400 participants. Commissioner Šemeta gave the opening speech [40 KB] .
Around 40 million cigarettes, 1 243kg of hand-rolled tobacco, 7 038 litres of alcohol and 8 million other counterfeit items including clothing, shoes, toys and electronics, were seized during a joint customs cooperation, coordinated by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).