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Taxation and Customs Union

Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud Statement welcoming EU-US mutual recognition of safe traders Post TEC Press conference Washington, 29...

30/11/2011

SPEECH/11/830 A huge step forward has been taken in the EU-US trade relationship – and in securing the supply chain at global level. Yesterday, I met with Secretary Napolitano and had an open and frank discussion of how we cooperate in this field....

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EU and US boost economic partnership

29/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 November 2011 - The European Union and the United States today strengthened transatlantic economic ties through a number of new initiatives. At the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC), senior EU and US ...

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Customs: Commission requests Italy to review its judicial practice on remission and repayment of duties

24/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 November 2011 - The European Commission has formally requested Italy to implement proper appeal procedures on requests for remission or reimbursement of customs duties....

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

24/11/2011

MEMO/11/824 Brussels, 24 November 2011 BUDGET EMPLOYMENT ENERGY ENTREPRISE ENVIRONMENT HOME AFFAIRS DIGITAL AGENDA JUSTICE INTERNAL MARKET TRANSPORT HEALTH & CONSUMERS TAX & CUSTOMS AT 1429 1410 1411 BE 1417 1429 1424 BG 1437 1429 CY 1431 1429 1432 1442 ...

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Taxation: The Commission takes Italy to Court over its VAT exemption for ships

24/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 November 2011 – The European Commission has decided to refer Italy to the Court of Justice for the VAT exemption it grants to ships. Under the VAT Directive, a VAT exemption can be granted, subject to certain ...

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Taxation: Commission refers the Netherlands to the Court of Justice over discriminatory inheritance and gift tax rules

24/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 November 2011 – The European Commission has decided to refer the Netherlands to the EU's Court of Justice for discriminatory rules on inheritance and gift duties....

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Taxation: the European Commission asks Belgium to end the additional taxation of certain types of income from capital

24/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24November2011 – The European Commission has officially asked Belgium to abolish additional taxation of certain types of income from capital deriving from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and not received/collected ...

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Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "Tax reforms needed for consolidation and growth" Annual Growth Survey - Press Conference Brussels, 2...

23/11/2011

SPEECH/11/797 Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud " Tax reforms needed for consolidation and growth" Annual Growth Survey - Press Conference Brussels, 23 November 2011 In the coordination of fiscal policies, ...

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Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "Annual Report of the European Court of Auditors" EP Plenary session STRASBOURG, 15 November 2011

15/11/2011

SPEECH/11/758 Mr President, President Caldeira, Mr Rapporteur, Honorable Members of the Parliament and of the Court of Auditors, The Court of Auditors report is published at a time when the discussions on the new multi-annual financial framework, the ...

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Taxation: More efficient cooperation in collecting excise duties

14/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 November 2011 – New rules on administrative cooperation in the field of excise duties, which would speed up the collection of the duties and improve Member States' controls on the revenue, have been proposed ...

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Tackling double taxation for a stronger Single Market

11/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 November 2011 – Double taxation, and double non-taxation, contradict the very spirit of the Single Market. Yet many citizens and businesses are still suffering heavier tax burdens just because they operate ...

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Another clean bill of health for EU accounts; auditors find improvements in many payment areas

10/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 November 2011 - For the fourth year in a row, the EU's annual accounts have received a clean bill of health from its external auditors. As for EU spending, the overall error rate is once again below 4%....

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Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "Speech on Court of Auditors annual report for 2010" Annual report of the Court of Auditors Brussels,...

10/11/2011

SPEECH/11/747 Mr. Rapporteur, President Caldeira, Honorable Members of this Committee and of the Court of Auditors, The Court of Auditors Annual Report on the financial year 2010 together with the Commission replies is the outcome of an intensive and ...

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Taxation and Customs: Delivering to Member States, citizens and businesses post-2014

09/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 09 November 2011 – EU Customs and Taxation policy make a substantial contribution in helping to raise revenues for the EU and Member States' budgets every year....

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Annual report of the European Court of Auditors

09/11/2011

MEMO/11/771 Brussels, 09 November 2011 What is the Court of Auditors' annual report? The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is the independent external auditor of the European Union. Each year, the Court publishes an Annual Report on the implementation ...

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Q&A: FISCUS programme for taxation and customs 2014-20

09/11/2011

MEMO/11/767 Brussels, 9 November 2011 What is FISCUS? FISCUS is the new financing programme covering EU customs and taxation for the period 2014-20, as foreseen within the Multi-Annual Financial Framework proposal adopted by the Commission in June (see ...

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Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud Post-ECOFIN Statement on Financial Transactions Tax ECOFIN Press Conference Brussels, 8 November 2011

08/11/2011

SPEECH/11/729 Today I had the chance to personally present the Commission's proposal for a Financial Transactions Tax to the EU's Finance Ministers. The discussion that followed was extremely interesting – although it is no secret that more discussions ...

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