Fiscalité et Union douanière

Commisioner Šemeta about the tax challenges and opportunities in an ever-closer Union English (en)


Brussels, 27 April, 2012.  Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta delivered a keynote speech in the  CEPS-ETFP Tax Conference 2012 on the tax challenges and opportunities in an ever-closer Union. In his speech Commissioner addressed the role of the tax policy in the reinforced economic governance framework, presented the priorities for Member States' structural reforms in order to ensure that tax policy contributes to recovery and highlighted the importance of the EU tax coordination.

Commissioner said: "The crisis has changed attitudes to how we approach taxation within the EU. Gone are the days when Member States can "go it alone", implementing tax policies in isolation without a thought to what their neighbours are doing.

Heads of State and government have called for stronger coordination through enhanced dialogue on taxation at EU level, putting special emphasis on improving the efficiency of tax collection and tackling tax evasion. Taxation is now repeatedly highlighted as a fundamental component in our recovery efforts.

Most Member States are committed to progressing and to using all the tools available to deliver – and rightly so. They can count on the active support and involvement of the Commission in this endeavour."

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Corporate Taxation: Commissioner Šemeta responds to the European Parliament Vote English (en) lietuvių kalba (lt)


"I welcome the Parliament's very strong support for this proposal which will save EU businesses billions of euros and help attract more foreign investors into Europe."

"In offering businesses the option of a simpler, common set of rules for calculating their tax base, the CCCTB will improve our corporate environment and encourage enterprise, innovation, investment and growth. It reflects the spirit of the Single Market and is also an essential element in our growth agenda for Europe. "

To read full statement, click on the link MEMO/12/263

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Energy Taxation: Commissioner Šemeta responds to the European Parliament Vote English (en) lietuvių kalba (lt)


"I appreciate the European Parliament's support today for more coherent taxation of energy products based on their CO2 and energy content.

However, I regret that the Parliament could not fully support the proposal which it has been seeking for years. The rejection of the alignment of motor fuel taxation is particularly disappointing."

"The impact on diesel prices has been overstated. Already today a majority of Member States tax diesel at rates higher than the minima set out in our proposal. National governments will maintain flexibility in how they structure their energy taxes, and options exist to prevent a rise in diesel prices if this is what they want to achieve."

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Combatting tax fraud and tax evasion: Commissioner Šemeta addresses EP English (en)


Strasbourg, 18 April 2012. Speaking at the European Parliament Plenary debate on the fight against tax fraud and tax evasion today, Commissioner for Taxation, Algirdas Šemeta said:

In these difficult times we must ensure that taxes are efficiently and fairly collected. We cannot ask citizens to accept the burden of increased taxes and cuts in public services if we do not do our utmost to clamp down on activities and practices that robs Member States of legitimate income.

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La Commission va examiner les mesures fiscales applicables aux travailleurs transfrontaliers


Bruxelles, le 2 avril 2012 – Les dispositions fiscales des États membres doivent faire l'objet d'un examen approfondi, dans le cadre d’une initiative ciblée lancée par la Commission pour s'assurer qu'elles ne constituent pas une discrimination à l'encontre des travailleurs transfrontaliers. Selon les estimations, on compte plus de 1,2 million de travailleurs transfrontaliers dans l’UE. Les salaires bruts versés en 2010 à ces travailleurs ainsi qu'aux travailleurs saisonniers s’élevaient à 46,9 milliards d'euros. La mobilité des travailleurs a été désignée comme l'un des facteurs clés permettant de stimuler la croissance et l'emploi en Europe. Toutefois, les obstacles fiscaux restent l'un des principaux éléments qui dissuadent les citoyens de chercher un emploi dans un autre État membre.

Algirdas Šemeta, commissaire chargé de la fiscalité, de l’union douanière, de l’audit et de la lutte antifraude, a déclaré à ce propos: «Les règles de l’UE sont claires: tous les citoyens de l’UE doivent être traités sur un pied d’égalité au sein du marché unique. Il ne peut y avoir de discrimination, et le droit des travailleurs à la libre circulation ne doit pas être compromis. La plupart des États membres respectent ces principes de base, mais je suis disposé à prendre toute mesure nécessaire afin de veiller à ce qu’ils soient pris en compte dans l’ensemble des règles fiscales des États membres.»

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