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Taxation and Customs Union

Commission welcomes US Court decision to allow the EU to proceed with the case against Reynolds American on tobacco smuggling

24/04/2014

European Press release Brussels, 24 April 2014 Commission The Commission welcomes the decision yesterday by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City to allow the European Union and 26 Member States to proceed with their civil claims against Reynolds American Inc.

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Every euro counts: European Parliament says 'yes' to new rules to fight fraud and euro counterfeiting

16/04/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2014 The European Parliament plenary has today voted in favour of two initiatives from the European Commission that will help protect the euro against counterfeiting and combat fraud against the EU budget.

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April infringements package: main decisions

16/04/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2014 April April 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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Speech - "Boosting tax revenue, maintaining competitiveness"

10/04/2014

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - At hearing before the Senate of French Republic Paris, 10 April 2014 Honourable Senators, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by thanking the French Senate for inviting me today at a...

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Cross border taxation of citizens: Frequently asked questions

10/04/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 April 2014 See also IP/14/416 What is the aim of the public consultation on tax problems faced by EU citizens who are active across borders within the EU? The public consultation is designed to inform the Commission about the actual tax problems encountered by individuals...

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Taxation: Reinforcing the Single Market for citizens

10/04/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 April 2014 Today the Commission is launching two public consultations and creating an expert group to gather ideas on how to tackle any tax obstacles that hinder the cross-border activity of individuals in the Single Market.

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Speech: EU tax policy: achievements and way forward

07/04/2014

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Speech: Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) - European Parliament Brussels, 7 April 2014 Dear Sharon, Honourable Members, For the last time, through this structured dialogue, I have the chance to...

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Speech: EU customs policy: achievements and way forward

07/04/2014

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Speech: Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) - European Parliament Brussels, 7 April 2014 Chairman Harbour, Honourable Members, Thank you for the invitation to be here today, I very...

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Speech - Protecting EU taxpayers' money: The Facts

04/04/2014

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - Statement - European Commission Press room Brussels, 4 April 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, Yesterday, the European Parliament granted discharge on the EU budget for 2012, in line with the Council's recommendation...

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PROTECTING THE EU BUDGET AND THE BUDGET DISCHARGE PROCEDURE: Questions and Answers

04/04/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 April 2014 What is the EU budget discharge procedure? The budget discharge is the final approval of the EU budget implementation for a given year. It is granted by the European Parliament, following a recommendation from the Member States in Council.

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Commissioner Šemeta welcomes EP positive vote on discharge for the 2012 EU budget

03/04/2014

European Commission Statement Brussels, 3 April 2014 The Commission welcomes today's decision by the European Parliament to grant discharge to the Commission for the 2012 EU budget. Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner responsible for Taxation, Customs, Statistics, Audit and Anti-Fraud, said: "I warmly welcome the Parliament's decision to grant budget discharge to...

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High-level Group at work on future financing of the EU

03/04/2014

Level Group on Own Resources Press release Brussels, 3 April 2014 High The high level group on own resources holds its first meeting in Brussels today under the chairmanship of Mario Monti, former Italian Prime Minister and European Commissioner.

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Fighting Tax Avoidance: Commissioner Šemeta welcomes Parliament vote on Parent-Subsidiary Directive

02/04/2014

European Commission Statement Brussels, 2 April 2014 The European Parliament's today gave strong backing to the Commission's proposal to revise the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (see IP/13/1149). Following the vote, EU Tax Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta said: "This proposal is a cornerstone in our campaign to clamp down on corporate tax avoidance.

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