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European Parliament committee backs Commission proposal to protect euro from counterfeiting


Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 December 2013 European A key European Parliament committee has today backed a European Commission proposal to better protect the euro from counterfeiting through the use of criminal law measures (IP/13/88).


Commission proposes a common approach to violations of EU customs law


European Press release Brussels, 13 December 2013 Commission Today the Commission proposed a framework to harmonise customs infringements and align the 28 national sets of related sanctions. The proposed Directive sets out acts that must be considered infringements of the Union's customs rules, as well as a framework for imposing...


Speech - Statement at Ecofin Council


European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - ECOFIN PRESS CONFERENCE /Brussels, 10 December 2013 This has been a remarkable year. Little could I have imagined, when I presented my Action Plan here 12 months ago, the huge momentum that would build...


Commissioner Šemeta welcomes EU agreement to sign WHO Protocol against the illicit trade in tobacco


European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 December 2013 Algirdas Šemeta, EU Commissioner for anti-fraud, welcomed the decision adopted by Council today for the EU to sign the WHO Protocol on the Elimination of the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.


Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 10 December


European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 December 2013 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance (ECOFIN) Ministers will take place in Brussels on 10 December at 10.00. The European Commission will be represented by Olli Rehn, Vice President and Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro and Michel Barnier,...


Speech - Faster, Cheaper, Simpler Trade: Everyone is a winner


European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Statistics, Audit and Anti-FraudSpeech - Press conference after the 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)/ Bali, Indonesia 7 December 2013 Today, everyone is a winner. We have confirmed our belief that the multilateral system can deliver results.


Fighting Tax Evasion and Avoidance: A year of progress


European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 December 2013 Why has the Commission made fighting tax fraud and evasion a priority? Every year, billions of euros of public money are lost in the EU due to tax evasion and tax avoidance.


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