Steuern und Zollunion
The 10 Member States that wish to apply an EU financial transaction tax (FTT) through enhanced cooperation should be allowed to do so, because all the legal conditions for such a move are met. This is the conclusion of the proposal for a Council Decision adopted by the Commission today.
Citizens, businesses and other stakeholders are being asked for their opinion on certain reduced VAT rates, in a public consultation launched by the Commission today. They are also asked to consider what a change in EU rules in this area might imply. Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Anti-fraud and Audit, said: "It is high time that we take a fresh look at reduced VAT rates".
Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung
Vakar Europos Parlamentas pritarė Europos kovos su sukčiavimu tarnybos (OLAF) reformai, kuri, pasak Algirdo Šemetos, EK nario, atsakingo už šią sritį, suteiks naudos kiekvienam Europos piliečiui, mat sustiprins tarnybą, saugančią ES mokesčių mokėtojų pinigus.