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Taxation and Customs Union

Algirdas Šemeta European Commissioner for taxation, Customs Union, Anti-Fraud, Audit and Statistics "Tackling Tax Fraud and Evasion in Europe" Press Conference /Brussels, 27 June 2012

27/06/2012

European Commission On the eve of the EU Summit, where minds will be focussed on finding the right mix of governance, solidarity and growth to exit this crisis, today's Communication could not be more timely....

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European Commission: building blocks towards economic growth

27/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 June 2012 On 28th and 29th June, EU leaders will come together at the European Council to agree on a comprehensive package of measures to boost growth and jobs in the European Union, a "Compact for Growth And Jobs". ...

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Tackling tax fraud and evasion: Commission sets out concrete measures

27/06/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 June 2012 Minimum sanctions for tax crimes, a cross-border tax identification number, an EU tax-payer's charter and stronger common measures against tax havens....

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Tackling tax fraud and evasion in the EU – frequently asked questions

27/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 June 2012 Why has the Commission put forward a Communication on concrete ways to tackle tax evasion and fraud in EU? In the current economic climate, Member States need every euro that they are due for fiscal consolidation ...

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Customs: Bulgaria asked to review terms of bilateral agreement with the United States

21/06/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 June 2012 The European Commission has formally asked Bulgaria to put an end to certain duty and tax relief provisions contained in a bilateral agreement with the United States on technical assistance....

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VAT: Commission requests UK to amend its rules on reduced rates

21/06/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 June 2012 The European Commission has asked the United Kingdom to amend its legislation which allows a reduced VAT rate for the supply and installation of "energy-saving materials"....

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European Commission calls on Portugal to change its excise duty rules for cigarettes

21/06/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 June 2012 The European Commission has officially asked Portugal to change its excise duty rules related to the marketing of cigarettes. In Portugal, a time limit for the sale of cigarettes is set down, linked ...

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Taxation: Commission requests Hungary end the full excise duty exemption of pálinka

21/06/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 June 2012 The European Commission has requested Hungary to amend its legislation that grants an exemption from excise duty to fruit distillates (pálinka) under certain conditions....

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European Commission calls on France to limit the reduced VAT rate to domestic care services

21/06/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 June 2012 The European Commission has officially asked France to ensure that certain "personal services" should be subjected to the normal VAT rate because they do not, in its view, constitute domestic care ...

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

21/06/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 June 2012 BUDG CNECT EMPL ENER ENTR ENVI HOME JUST MARKT MOVE SANCO TAXUD AT 652 653 646 BE 651 634 629 BG 654 672 CY 669 640 655 645 642 629 DE 648 646 647 DK 651 EE 630 EL 671 629 ES 649 663 629 FI 650 651 638 641 ...

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