Steuern und Zollunion
The Council adopted a decision authorising 11 member states to proceed with the introduction of a financial transaction tax (FTT) through enhanced cooperation. Welcoming the agreement, Commissioner Šemeta said:
"Today's agreement to allow 11 Member States to move ahead with a harmonised Financial Transaction tax is a major milestone.
It is for milestone for EU tax policy, as it paves the way for more ambitious Member States to progress on a tax file, even when unanimity could not be achieved. Those who want to move ahead, and who appreciate the merits of working more closely on taxation at EU-level, can do so. This is a highly significant and very welcome advance.
But today is also a milestone in global tax history.
For the first time ever, the Financial Transaction Tax will be applied at regional level. A block representing around 2/3 of EU GDP will implement this fair tax together, answering the long-time calls of their citizens. And in doing so, they can pave the way for others to do the same."
See also : http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-13-42_en.htm
Commissioner Semeta today addressed the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) Committee on Finance, setting out the priorities for EU Taxation under the Irish Presidency. These include progress on the Financial Transaction Tax, the Tax Evasion and Avoidance Package, and the CCCTB.
Commissioner Semeta today addressed the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) Committee on Finance, setting out the priorities for EU Taxation under the Irish Presidency.
These include progress on the Financial Transaction Tax, the Tax Evasion and Avoidance Package, and the CCCTB.
The Commissioner also spoke of the need for deeper tax coordination in the EU, along with national taxation that is both competitive and fair.
The Commission adopted today a Communication on Customs Risk Management and the Security of the Supply Chain. It sets out a strategy to enable customs to better tackle risks associated with goods being traded in international supply chains. It involves more rational use of resources, better quality and availability of trade data, and deeper partnership with trade and international partners. This proposed new EU approach will supplement national work by integrating a wider scope of information and intelligence from many sources.