Press releases

Taxation and Customs Union

Tackling double non-taxation for fairer and more robust tax systems

29/02/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 February 2011 – Double non-taxation deprives Member States of significant revenues and creates unfair competition between businesses in the Single Market....

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Taxation: European Commission requests Belgium to review discriminatory venture capital tax incentive

27/02/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2012 – The European Commission has officially asked Belgium to amend its legislation on tax credits for investing in venture capital. Belgian legislation grants a personal income tax credit to ...

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Joint Customs Operation "Barrel"

27/02/2012

MEMO/12/135 Brussels, 27 February 2012 What is a “joint customs operation”? Joint customs operations are carried out to specifically target smuggling and customs fraud in certain high-risk areas (e.g. EU Eastern border) or along identified trade routes ...

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

27/02/2012

MEMO/12/134 Brussels, 27 February 2012 AGRICULTURE EMPLOYMENT ENERGY ENVIRONMENT HOME AFFAIRS JUSTICE TRANSPORT HEALTH & CONSUMERS LEGAL SERVICE ADMINSTRATION TAXATION & CUSTOMS AT 167 BE 166 18 3 176 178 BG 181 CY 180 181 167 CZ 168 DE 177 DK 169 EE ...

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La Commission demande à la Belgique de respecter la demande des 26 autres Etats membres sur les exonérations fiscales français (fr)

27/02/2012

Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse Bruxelles, le 27 février 2012 – La Commission européenne a demandé à la Belgique de se conformer aux lois européennes régissant les exonérations fiscales dont bénéficie l'Union européenne....

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One million smuggled cigarettes seized in customs operation

27/02/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2012 – Around 1.2 million cigarettes were seized in the first joint customs operation targeting rail traffic along the EU Eastern border. Twenty-four EU Member States, Croatia, Turkey, Norway and ...

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Taxation: European Commission requests Belgium to amend property transfer tax in the Brussels Capital Region

27/02/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2012 – The European Commission has officially asked Belgium to amend its legislation on the property transfer tax in the Brussels Capital Region....

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European Commission calls on Germany to change its rules on VAT

27/02/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2012 – The European Commission has officially asked Germany to change its VAT rules as regards the application of a reduced VAT rate to the supply of works of art and collectors' items....

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Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "EU tax coordination and the financial sector" EU tax coordination for financial sector London, 17 Fe...

17/02/2012

SPEECH/12/109 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very pleased to be with you today. I would like to thank the Lithuanian City of London Club for organising this very timely and interesting event on the impact of recent European tax policy initiatives on the UK ...

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MEMO on Organic Wine rules - Frequently Asked Questions

08/02/2012

MEMO/12/81 Brussels, 8 February 2012 What does "organic" mean? "Organic" farming relates to agricultural production systems that seek to provide the consumer with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems....

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Commission welcomes US move to ensure enhanced international tax cooperation in a more business-friendly way

08/02/2012

MEMO/12/88 Brussels, 8th February 2012 The Commission welcomes the USA's acceptance of an government-to-government approach to tackling tax evaders and implementing the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)....

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