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Commissioner Šemeta welcomes European Parliament's support for the Standard VAT Return

27/02/2014

Algirdas Šemeta, EU Commissioner for Taxation, welcomed the European Parliament's strong support  for a Standard VAT Return.

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Commissioner Šemeta welcomes G20 Finance Ministers' agreement on global tax transparency standard

24/02/2014

Algirdas Šemeta, EU Commissioner for Taxation, has welcomed the G20 Finance Ministers' agreement on a new global standard which will reinforce the fight against tax evasion and improve tax transparency worldwide.

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Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta underlined the importance of fair tax competition in the EU

11/02/2014

Speaking at the EU Competition Forum today, Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta underlined the importance of fair tax competition in the EU, and the measures being taken by the Commission to secure it.

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Speech of Commissioner Šemeta on Financial Transaction Tax in the EP Plenary Debate

04/02/2014

"It is time for all FTT supporters to stand up and team up for progress. This means adapting to the reality of the situation today, and finding a way forward.
 
The broad based FTT is the one that the Commission – and many stakeholders and citizens – want. I still believe that it is the best option to achieve our legitimate objectives. But we must play with the cards we are dealt. If we want results, we must nurture what can be achieved, rather than relentlessly pursue what cannot.

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Discharge

Commissioner Šemeta welcomes Council's recommendation to grant discharge on 2012 budget

18/02/2014

The EU Council of Economic and Finance Ministers in Brussels today voted in favour of granting discharge to the Commission on the 2012 budget, in a recommendation to the European Parliament. The Council recommendation is an essential part of the budgetary discharge procedure, which is completed with a vote in the European Parliament plenary each Spring. The Commission will follow up carefully on the concrete recommendations on areas where further improvements could be made.

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