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Taxation and Customs Union

VAT: Commission proposes new instrument for speedy response to fraud

31/07/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 July 2012 A proposal for a Quick Reaction Mechanism (QRM), that would enable Member States to respond more swiftly and efficiently to VAT fraud, was adopted by the Commission today....

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VAT: Commission proposes new instrument for speedy response to fraud – frequently asked questions

31/07/2012

European Commission Memo Brussels, 31 July 2012 The European Commission has today adopted a proposal for a Quick Reaction Mechanism which would enable Member States to respond more swiftly and efficiently to VAT fraud....

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Protecting Intellectual Property Rights: EU customs detain over 100 million fake goods at EU borders

24/07/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 July 2012 In 2011, EU Customs detained almost 115 million products suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) compared to 103 million in 2010....

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Customs action to tackle fakes – Frequently Asked Questions

24/07/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 July 2012 1. General information about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Why is it important to protect Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)? As the EU’s 2020 Strategy underlines, the protection of IPR is key to the ...

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Fighting fraud: Fall in suspected fraud against EU funds

19/07/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 July 2012 Fraud affecting the EU budget fell by 35% in 2011, according to the Commission's annual report on the "Protection of the EU's Financial Interests"....

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Questions and Answers: The protection of EU financial interests and the fight against fraud

19/07/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 July 2012 What is the purpose of the Annual Report on the Protection of the EU's Financial Interests? Member States, in cooperation with the Commission, have to adopt necessary measures to counter fraud and any other ...

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Algirdas Šemeta European Commissioner for taxation, Customs Union, Anti-Fraud, Audit and Statistics Statement following Commission proposal to protect financial interests of the EU PRESS...

11/07/2012

European Commission Ladies and gentlemen, Today's proposal ties in to the overriding theme in the EU today. Just as we are united in our shared economic interests, so we must be united in safeguarding them....

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Protecting taxpayers' money: Commission proposes to strengthen use of criminal law against fraudsters

11/07/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 July 2012 Misuse of EU funds for criminal purposes puts the EU's objectives of generating jobs and growth and improving living conditions at stake. With public finances under pressure throughout the EU, every ...

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Questions and Answers: Proposal to protect financial interests of the EU

11/07/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 July 2012 Why do we need to protect the financial interests of the EU? The EU already has legal instruments in place to protect the EU's financial interests when crimes such as fraud, corruption or money laundering ...

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Commission questions France and Luxembourg about reduced VAT rate on digital books

03/07/2012

European Commission Press Release Brussels, 3rd July 2012 The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure against France and Luxembourg because the VAT rates they are applying to digital books are potentially incompatible with EU law....

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