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Taxation and Customs Union

Algirdas ŠEMETA EU Commissioner for Taxation andAlgirdas ŠEMETA EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "Setting out the tax agenda for a fairer contribution o

28/03/2011

SPEECH/11/221 Ladies and Gentlemen, I have the great privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the fifth Brussels Tax Forum. This conference has grown as one of the main European events. Policy-makers, academics, tax practitioners and stakeholders can ...

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation The Role of taxation in the economic re-growth Deutsch - Austrian-Swiss Tax Congress Vienna, March 18, 2011

18/03/2011

SPEECH/11/194 Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for the invitation to address the German Austrian Swiss Tax-Kongress and exchange views on EU Tax Policy 2020. This is a welcome occasion to discuss with an assembly of Tax practitioners in an open and forward ...

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Commission proposes reform of European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

17/03/2011

IP/11/321 Brussels, March 17 2011 Today, the European Commission adopted a proposal to reform the EU's Anti-Fraud Office, OLAF. The aim is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of OLAF, while safeguarding its investigative independence. ...

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Commission proposes reform of European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

17/03/2011

IP/11/321 Brussels, March 17 2011 Today, the European Commission adopted a proposal to reform the EU's Anti-Fraud Office, OLAF. The aim is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of OLAF, while safeguarding its investigative independence. ...

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Questions and Answers: the reform of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

17/03/2011

MEMO/11/176 Brussels, March 17 2011 What is the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)? OLAF was created in 1999 to protect the EU's financial interests and taxpayers' money against fraud, corruption and any other illegal activity....

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Questions and Answers: the reform of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

17/03/2011

MEMO/11/176 Brussels, March 17 2011 What is the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)? OLAF was created in 1999 to protect the EU's financial interests and taxpayers' money against fraud, corruption and any other illegal activity....

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European corporate tax base: making business easier and cheaper

16/03/2011

IP/11/319 Brussels, 16 March 2011 The European Commission has today proposed a common system for calculating the tax base of businesses operating in the EU. The aim of this proposal is to significantly reduce the administrative burden, compliance costs ...

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Questions and Answers on the CCCTB

16/03/2011

MEMO/11/171 Brussels, 16 March 2011 What is the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB)? The Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base is a single set of rules that companies operating within the EU could use to calculate their taxable profits....

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation European Corporate tax base: making it easier and cheaper to do business in the EU Press conference Brussels, March 16 2011

16/03/2011

SPEECH/11/185 The Economic Crisis has hit our businesses hard. They need all the support and assistance they can get in their efforts to recover and rebuild. The Commission’s goal – indeed its duty – is to come forward with concrete measures to facilitate ...

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Taxation: Commission requests Germany to amend discriminatory inheritance tax provisions

14/03/2011

IP/11/294 Brussels, 14 March 2011 The European Commission has formally requested Germany to amend its inheritance tax and gift tax legislation which discriminates against residents of other EU Member States in breach of EU law on the free movement of ...

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Taxation: Commission requests UK to amend real estate tax regime which discriminates against students studying abroad

14/03/2011

IP/11/295 Brussels, 14 March 2011 The European Commission has formally requested the UK to amend its rules on local real estate taxes for students, on the basis that they discriminate against students subject to UK council taxes but studying in another ...

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Anti-Fraud

OLAF reaffirms its competence to investigate members of the European Parliament

29/03/2011

olaf/11/4 Brussels, 28 March 2011 According to a report in The Sunday Times issued on 20 March 2011 three Members of the European Parliament (MEP) agreed to put forward amendments to draft legislation in the European Parliament in return for a fee....

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation "Towards a more efficient European Anti-Fraud Office" European Parliament - CONT Committee Brussels, 22 March 2011

22/03/2011

SPEECH/11/201 Distinguished Members, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to present you the Amended proposal for the reform of the European Anti-Fraud Office. In the Reflection paper I presented you before last summer, the Commission ...

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Huge Illegal Cigarette Factory in Poland Raided

15/03/2011

olaf/11/3 Brussels, 15 March 2011 Plans by an international criminal gang to flood the EU market with millions of illegal cigarettes came to an abrupt end recently when Polish Police raided an illegal cigarette factory near to Warsaw, Poland....

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