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Taxation and Customs Union

Taxation: The European Commission requests Sweden to stop discrimination against foreign pension funds

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2012 – The European Commission has officially asked Sweden to amend its tax rules on pension funds. The Swedish legislation at stake discriminates against non-resident pension funds compared to domestic ...

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Taxation: Commission requests the United Kingdom to amend its corporate tax legislation providing for exit taxes on companies

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2012 – The European Commission has formally requested the United Kingdom to amend its legislation providing for exit taxes on companies. The UK legislation at stake results in immediate taxation of ...

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Taxation: European Commission asks Belgium to revise its taxation of property income from abroad

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22March2012 – The European Commission has officially asked Belgium to amend the way it taxes property income from sources outside Belgium. Belgian tax legislation provides for distinct ways of assessing income ...

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Commission refers Germany to Court over tax treatment of group companies (Organgesellschaften)

22/03/2012

Europäische Kommission – Pressemitteilung Brussels, 22 March 2012 – The Commission has decided to refer Germany to the European Court of Justice for excluding certain non-resident companies from the benefits of its corporation tax fiscal unity regime ...

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Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for taxation, Customs Union, Anti-Fraud, Audit and Statistics "Financial Transactions Tax: The Way Ahead" Meeting of Members of the Finance and Fiscal Com...

19/03/2012

SPEECH/12/196 Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the Danish Parliament for inviting me to this conference and giving me the opportunity to address such a distinguish audience. The European Commission places great value on strong relations with ...

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Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for taxation, Customs Union, Anti-Fraud, Audit and Statistics "Tax Policy under a Common Currency" Brussels Tax Forum 2012 Brussels, 5 March 2012

05/03/2012

SPEECH/12/151 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the sixth Brussels Tax Forum. This year's topic “Tax policy under a common currency” brings a new angle of analysis in our permanent quest to promote growth-friendly tax systems and ...

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Commission welcomes Greek commitment to ensure independent and reliable statistics

01/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1st March 2012 - The Commission has adopted a Decision approving Greece's Commitment on Confidence in Statistics, which was endorsed by the Greek Parliament and signed by Prime Minister Lucas Papademos....

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