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Taxation and Customs Union

Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation Response to the EP Rapporteur's draft report on the budget discharge Cocobu Committee Brussels, 28 February 2011

28/02/2011

SPEECH/11/128 Dear Chairman, Dear Rapporteur, Honourable Members, Since the presentation of the Court of Auditors Annual Report in November 2010, an intensive and fruitful dialogue between this Committee and the Commission took place....

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation Statement on the Council's recommendation for budget discharge EP Committee on Budgetary Control Brussels, 28 February 2011

28/02/2011

SPEECH/11/129 Dear Chairman, Dear Minister Becsey, Honourable Members, I want to thank the Hungarian Presidency and the Council for this recommendation in which the Council invites the Discharge Authority to grant the discharge for the 2009 budgetary ...

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Taxation: Commission requests UK to amend two anti-abuse tax regimes

16/02/2011

IP/11/158 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has formally requested the United Kingdom to amend two discriminatory anti-abuse tax regimes which concern the transfer of assets abroad and attribution of gains to members of non-UK resident ...

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EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

16/02/2011

memo/11/86 Brussels, 16 February 2011 Infringement package : overview of press releases EMPL ENV JUST MARKT MOVE SANCO TAXUD Austria IP/11/163 IP/11/191 Belgium IP/11/165 IP/11/172 IP/11/159 Cyprus IP/11/182 IP/11/186 Czech Republic IP/11/163 France IP/11/160 ...

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Taxation: Commission requests Spain to change its discriminatory inheritance and gift tax provisions

16/02/2011

IP/11/162 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has requested Spain to amend its tax provisions on inheritance and gift tax that impose a higher tax burden on non-residents and on assets held abroad....

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Taxation: Commission requests Greece to modify its discriminatory tax amnesty

16/02/2011

IP/11/161 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has formally requested Greece to change its tax legislation which discriminates against funds held abroad by Greek residents. Under the Greek tax amnesty, disclosed funds which are transferred ...

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Taxation: Commission requests France to amend discriminatory tax rules for investments in residential property to let

16/02/2011

IP/11/160 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has formally requested France to amend provisions which allow investments in new residential property situated in France to benefit from accelerated depreciation, but do not allow the same for ...

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Taxation: Commission requests Belgium to amend its provision on taxation of gifts of real estate in Brussels

16/02/2011

IP/11/159 Brussels, 16 February 2011 The European Commission has formally requested Belgium to change the provision of the Inheritance Tax Code of the Brussels Capital Region which provides for a reduced rate applicable to taxation of gifts of real estate ...

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Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, 14 and 15 February 2011

11/02/2011

MEMO/11/82 Brussels, 11 February 2011 EUROGROUP The Eurogroup meeting will start on Monday 14 February at 17h00. It will be attended by Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn. A press conference is expected to take place after the meeting, ...

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation The role of tax and customs in the re-launch of the Single Market "Single Market: Time to Act!" Conference Brussels, 8th February 2011

08/02/2011

SPEECH/11/78 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honoured to be here today to share my views with you on the role of tax and customs in the re-launch of the Single Market. The Single Market and the opening of internal borders has been a main driving force behind ...

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