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

24/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 July 2013 See also IP/13/731 What is the purpose of the Annual Report on the Protection of the EU's Financial Interests? Member States have to adopt all necessary measures to protect the EU budget, and to counter fraud and any other illegal activities affecting the...

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Fighting fraud: Annual report underlines need for strong measures to protect EU budget

24/07/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 July 2013 Fraud affecting the EU budget increased slightly in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the Commission's annual report on the "Protection of the EU's Financial Interests".

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Commissioner Šemeta welcomes G20 Finance Ministers' commitments on new measures to fight tax evasion and avoidance

20/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 July 2013 I warmly welcome the G20 Finance Ministers' commitments today on concrete measures to better tackle tax evasion and corporate tax avoidance worldwide. This confirms a paradigm shift in international taxation – one that will make it fairer, more effective and better equipped for...

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Statement on European Public Prosecutor's Office

17/07/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Press Conference /Brussels, 17 July 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, With the European Public Prosecutor's Office, we will have a body whose sole purpose and only priority is to protect the EU budget from criminal activity.

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Every euro counts - Frequently Asked Questions on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

17/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 July 2013 What is the European Public Prosecutor’s Office? The European Public Prosecutor’s Office will be a decentralised prosecution office of the European Union with exclusive competence for investigating, prosecuting and bringing to judgment crimes against the EU budget.

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Protecting taxpayers’ money against fraud: Commission proposes European Public Prosecutor's Office and reinforces OLAF procedural guarantees

17/07/2013

European Commission Press Release Brussels, 17 July 2013 Today, the European Commission is taking action to improve Union-wide prosecution of criminals who defraud EU taxpayers by establishing a European Public Prosecutor's Office.

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Speech: Presentation of the Blue Belt Package

08/07/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Speech: Press conference/Brussels, 8 July 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, As Siim has just outlined, today we are presenting measures to extend the Single Market to the sea.

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Blue Belt: Commission eases customs formalities for ships

08/07/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2013 The Commission has today set out plans to ease custom formalities for ships – reducing red tape, cutting delays in ports and making the sector more competitive. Today, freight forwarders and exporters complain that if they chose to send goods across Europe...

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Commissioner Šemeta welcomes European Parliament vote on Financial Transactions Tax

03/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 3 July 2013 Following the European Parliament's vote in favour of the Financial Transactions Tax proposal today, Commissioner Šemeta said: "Today we've had a clear signal that popular and political support for the financial transaction tax is still strong.

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Commissioner Šemeta welcomes European Parliament vote on OLAF reform

03/07/2013

European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 3 July 2013 Following the European Parliament's vote in favour of the new OLAF Regulation today, Commissioner Šemeta said: "The reform of OLAF will create a stronger EU anti-fraud office, and thereby stronger protection of European taxpayers' money.

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