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Taxation and Customs Union

Counterfeit Euro coins decrease by 4% in 2013

30/01/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 January 2014 The number of counterfeit euro coins removed from circulation in 2013 decreased by 4% compared to the year before. In 2013, national authorities in all Euro zone countries withdrew a total of 175 900 fake euro coins.

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January infringements package: main decisions

23/01/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 January 2014 January January In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.

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Taxation: Commission refers Portugal to Court over exit taxation for individuals

23/01/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 January 2014 The European Commission has decided to take Portugal to the EU Court of Justice for discriminating against taxpayers which cease to be tax resident there. The Commission considers such provisions to be incompatible with their right to free movement set out in...

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Speech - Remarks by Commissioner Šemeta on EU budget discharge procedure

21/01/2014

European Commission Check Against Delivery Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - Hearing in European Parliament Brussels, 21 January 2014 Dear Chairman, Mr Rapporteur, Honourable Members of this Committee and of the Court of Auditors, My hearing today comes after a series of...

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Operation "Warehouse": Major joint customs operation prevents large losses to the EU's and Member States' budgets

21/01/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 January 2014 (+ MEMO/14/33) Almost 45 million smuggled cigarettes, nearly 140.000 litres of diesel fuel and about 14.000 litres of vodka were seized during a major Joint Customs Operation (JCO).

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Operation "Warehouse": How Joint Customs Operations help to protect the EU's financial interests

21/01/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 January 2014 (+ IP/14/37) What is a "Joint Customs Operation"? Joint Customs Operations (JCO) are carried out to specifically target smuggling and customs fraud in certain high-risk areas (e.g. EU Eastern border) or along identified trade routes (e.g.

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Free movement of people: Commission to tackle tax discrimination against mobile EU citizens

20/01/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 January 2014 Member States' tax provisions are to be scrutinised to ensure that they do not discriminate against mobile EU citizens, in a targeted initiative launched by the Commission.

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Questions and Answers: European System of Accounts 2010

16/01/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 January 2014 What is the European System of Accounts? The European System of National and Regional Accounts (ESA) sets down the harmonised methodology which must be used for the production of national accounts data in the EU.

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Statement by Commissioner Šemeta, following EP Plenary vote on Hercule III anti-fraud programme

15/01/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 January 2014 "I warmly welcome the Parliament's endorsement of Hercule III programme, which will make €70 million available to support Member States in fighting fraud, corruption and other illegal activities.

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