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Taxation and Customs Union

Taxation: Commission refers 8 Member States to Court over their VAT rules for travel agents

27/01/2011

IP/11/76 Brussels, 27 January 2011 The European Commission has decided to refer the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain to the EU's Court of Justice for failing to properly implement EU VAT rules for travel agents. ...

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Direct taxation: Commission requests Ireland to amend restrictive exit tax provisions for companies

27/01/2011

IP/11/78 Brussels, 27 January 2011 The European Commission has formally requested Ireland to amend provisions which impose an exit tax on companies when they cease to be tax residents in Ireland. The Commission considers such provisions to be incompatible ...

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Taxation: Commission requests Cyprus to modify discriminatory rules on car taxation

27/01/2011

IP/11/77 Brussels, 27 January 2011 The European Commission has formally requested Cyprus to amend its legislation which gives more favourable tax conditions to Cypriot citizens, nationals and descendants than to other EU citizens when it comes to import ...

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Euro coin counterfeiting in 2010

19/01/2011

IP/11/47 Brussels, 19 January 2011 The number of counterfeit euro coins removed from circulation in 2010 increased by 8% compared to the year before, with a total of 186 000 coins seized, compared to 172 100 in 2009....

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Euro coin counterfeiting in 2010

19/01/2011

IP/11/47 Brussels, 19 January 2011 The number of counterfeit euro coins removed from circulation in 2010 increased by 8% compared to the year before, with a total of 186 000 coins seized, compared to 172 100 in 2009....

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation "Key options for innovative financing in the EU" ECON Committee in the European Parliament Brussels, 10 January 2011

10/01/2011

SPEECH/11/5 Madam Chair, Honourable Members, I would like to thank the ECON Committee and in particular Mrs Bowles and Podimata for the invitation to this hearing on Innovative Financing. Last year, after comprehensive research, the Commission launched ...

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Anti-Fraud

Smuggled garlic intercepted in Poland

10/01/2011

Six containers containing a total of 144 tonnes of smuggled fresh garlic disguised as onions have been intercepted in Poland. This is the result of close cooperation between the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Polish police and customs authorities. The financial impact on the EU budget of the garlic seized is 180,000 Euro in terms of customs’ duties - this loss has been prevented. However, the total impact, in terms of evaded customs’ duties for garlic declared as onions using this modus operandi, is estimated at more than 1 million Euros.

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