Commissioner Šemeta visits Romania and Bulgaria
Algirdas Šemeta, EU Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Anti-fraud and Audit, will visit Romania and Bulgaria on 13 and 14 January 2011. One of the key objectives of his visits is to discuss the measures being taken by both countries to tackle fraud and irregularities in EU funds, and to see where the Commission can provide further guidance and support in pushing forward and consolidating improvements in these Member States.
The Commissioner will also outline his agenda for taxation, customs and anti-fraud in the year ahead and exchange views with his Bulgarian and Romanian counterparts on issues such as the VAT strategy, the Common Corporate Consolidated Tax Base and Financial Sector Taxation.
In Bucharest, Commissioner Šemeta will meet with Finance Minister Gheorghe Ialomitianu, Head of the Customs Authority Radu Marginean and Head of the Romanian Anti-Fraud Office (DLAF) Claudiu Dumistrescu amongst other key public figures.
His visit to Sofia will include a meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minster Boyko Borissov, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov and Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.
In both countries, Commissioner Šemeta will also have discussions with a broad spectrum of key stakeholders dealing with issues covered by his portfolio.