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Taxation and Customs Union

Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud Tax challenges and opportunities in an ever-closer Union CEPS Conference on Taxation 2012 Brussels, 2...

27/04/2012

SPEECH/12/309 Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all, let me thank you for the invitation and the chance to open today’s conference in front of such a distinguished audience. I had the opportunity last year to present to you our main initiatives....

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Taxation: Commission requests Belgium to amend two discriminatory tax provisions

26/04/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 April 2012 – The European Commission has formally requested Belgium to remove discriminatory provisions on inheritance taxation and company taxation. Inheritance tax Brussels and Walloon regional legislation ...

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Taxation: Commission requests Spain to modify its rules on excise duties

26/04/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 April 2012 - The European Commission has today formally requested Spain to modify its rules on excise duties to bring them into line with EU legislation....

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Statement following the vote on the CCCTB Directive in the EP Plenary

19/04/2012

MEMO/12/263 Brussels, 19 April 2012 Following the vote on the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base at the EP Plenary today, Commissioner Šemeta said: "I welcome the Parliament's very strong support for this proposal which will save EU businesses billions ...

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Statement following the vote on the Energy Taxation Directive in the EP Plenary

19/04/2012

MEMO/12/262 Brussels, 19 April 2012 Following the vote on the Energy Taxation Directive in the EP Plenary today, Commissioner Šemeta said: “I appreciate the European Parliament's support today for more coherent taxation of energy products based on their ...

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Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud Call for concrete ways to combat tax fraud and tax evasion EP Plenary session Strasbourg, 18 April 2012

18/04/2012

SPEECH/12/277 Opening speech Chair, Honourable Members, In these difficult times we must ensure that taxes are efficiently and fairly collected. We cannot ask citizens to accept the burden of increased taxes and cuts in public services if we do not do ...

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Commissioner Šemeta presents the "revised Regulation on European Statistics"

17/04/2012

MEMO/12/250 Brussels, 17 April 2012 I am pleased to be able to personally present to you a proposal adopted by the Commission today to revise the Regulation on European Statistics. This will reinforce the credibility, quality and independence of Statistics ...

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European Statistics: FAQ

17/04/2012

MEMO/12/249 Brussels, 17 April 2012 When was Eurostat created and what is its relation with the European Commission? Eurostat was established in 1953 to meet the requirements of the Coal and Steel Community....

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Commission strengthens independence and reliability of EU statistics

17/04/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 April 2012 - Stronger measures to ensure the quality and credibility of EU statistics have been set out in a proposal adopted by the Commission today. High-quality, reliable statistics are fundamental for ...

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Commission to examine tax measures for cross-border workers

02/04/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 02 April 2012 - Member States' tax provisions are to be scrutinised to ensure that they do not discriminate against cross-border workers, in a targeted initiative launched by the Commission....

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