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Taxation and Customs Union

Speech: Statement at Ecofin Council

21/06/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Speech: Press Conference /Luxembourg, 21 June 2013 Today, Member States have taken another step forward in the crucial battle to clamp down on fraudsters and evaders in Europe.

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Taxation: Commission demands that 5 Member States implement key EU rules against tax evasion

20/06/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 June 2013 Today the Commission has sent Reasoned Opinions to Belgium, Greece, Finland (Province of Åland), Italy and Poland asking them to notify the transposition of the Directive on administrative cooperation into national law.

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June infringements package: main decisions

20/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 June 2013 June June AGRICULTURE EDUCATION & CULTURE EMPLOYMENT & social affairs ENERGY ENVIRONMENT HEALTH & CONSUMER POLICY INTERNAL MARKET & SERVICES JUSTICE TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION TRANSPORT AT 1 BE 2 1 3 BG 1 CY 1 1 CZ 1 1 DE 1 1...

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Customs: Bulgaria referred to Court of Justice for failing to abolish duty and tax relief in its agreement with USA

20/06/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 June 2013 The European Commission has today referred Bulgaria to the Court of Justice for failing to bring its bilateral agreement with the USA on technical assistance into line with EU law.

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Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Luxembourg, 21 June

19/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 June 2013 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance Ministers will take place in Luxembourg on Friday, 21 June at 11.00. The European Commission will be represented by Olli Rehn, Vice President and Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Michel Barnier, Commissioner...

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Commission replies to the EP's budgetary control committee

13/06/2013

European MEMO Brussels, 13 June 2013 Commission Today (13 June 2013), the Commission has replied to questions posed by the European Parliament's budgetary control committee regarding the resignation of former Commissioner Dalli.

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Speech - Fighting tax evasion: proposal to widen scope of automatic exchange of information within the EU

12/06/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - Press conference Brussels, 12 June 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen In the run up to the G8 Summit, which has put tax compliance at the heart of its agenda, the proposal I present to you...

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Automatic exchange of information: frequently asked questions

12/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 June 2013 (see also : IP/13/530) What is the automatic exchange of information, for tax purposes? The automatic exchange of information is regarded as the best system for ensuring that national tax authorities can assess and collect the taxes they are due on income and...

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Fighting tax evasion: Commission proposes widest scope of automatic exchange of information within the EU

12/06/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 June 2013 Today, the Commission has proposed extending the automatic exchange of information between EU tax administrations, as part of the intensified fight against tax evasion.

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Customs: Commissioner Šemeta welcomes EP vote on Intellectual Property Rights Regulation

11/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 June 2013 I welcome today's vote from the European Parliament on the new Regulation on the customs enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Innovation and creativity are the engines of our economy.

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Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights – Frequently Asked Questions

11/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 June 2013 What are Intellectual Property Rights? Intellectual property rights (IPR) cover all forms of commercial activities and artistic creations. They fall into two categories: industrial property and copyright.

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Statistics: New rules to safeguard high quality, comparable statistics for the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure

07/06/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 June 2013 Robust new rules for compiling, monitoring and reporting statistics for the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP) have been proposed by the European Commission today.

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EU strategy to step up fight against illicit tobacco trade – Questions and Answers

06/06/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 June 2013 Why is there a need for an EU Strategy to fight against cigarette smuggling and other forms of illicit trade in tobacco products? See also IP/13/512 The illicit trade in tobacco products is an increasingly complex and global phenomenon.

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EU strategy to step up fight against illicit tobacco trade

06/06/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 June 2013 See also MEMO/13/509 Today the European Commission has adopted a comprehensive package to step up its fight against illicit tobacco trade, especially cigarette smuggling.

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STRENGTHENING TOOLS FOR DECISION MAKING TO SUPPORT RECOVERY

04/06/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Greek Parliament / Athens, 4 June 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be in Athens and honoured to have the opportunity to address you today.

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Fight against illicit drugs: EU signs new agreement with Russia

04/06/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 June 2013 Joint press release of the Council of the EU and the European Commission Today the EU and Russia completed signature of a new cooperation agreement on the control of drug precursors, at the EU-Russia Summit in Yekaterinburg.

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