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Taxation and Customs Union

Commissioner Šemeta welcomes Council agreement on measures to fight tax avoidance

20/06/2014

European Commission Statement Brussels, 20 June 2014 "Ladies and Gentlemen, Our campaign against corporate tax avoidance marches on, with further important advances today. I am delighted that Finance Ministers have agreed on a crucial revision to the Parent-Subsidiary Directive, which will block a prevalent form of aggressive tax planning, known...

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Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Luxembourg 20 June

18/06/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 June 2014 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance (ECOFIN) Ministers will take place in Luxembourg on 20 June at 10.00. The European Commission will be represented by Olli Rehn, Vice President for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal...

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Customs: Tackling smuggling and fraud in excise goods

16/06/2014

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 June 2014 Around 816 million cigarettes and 240 000 litres of alcohol were seized by EU customs over a 10 month period in 2013, a report published by the Commission today reveals.

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Statement by Commissioner Šemeta on Taxation Trends in Europe

16/06/2014

European Commission Brussels, 16 June 2014 Statement "Our recent recommendations to Member States stressed the need to lower labour taxes in order to create jobs in Europe. Today's Tax Trends report confirms the Commission's concerns.

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OLAF Reform and the new Controller of Procedural Guarantees: Questions and Answers

11/06/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 June 2014 What qualifications will the new Controller of Procedural Rights need, and what will be the appointment procedure? The Controller should in principle be a person eligible for judicial office, or equivalent, and able to perform his/her duties in complete independence and within the...

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Commission proposes final step in OLAF reform process

11/06/2014

European Press release Brussels, 11 June 2014 Commission Today the Commission has proposed measures to further safeguard procedural guarantees in OLAF investigations, in order to complete the already comprehensive reform of the EU's anti-fraud office.

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Guidelines on Transfer Pricing – Frequently Asked Questions

04/06/2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 June 2014 What is transfer pricing? Transfer pricing refers to the terms and conditions surrounding transactions taking place within a multi-national company. It concerns the prices charged between associated enterprises established in different countries for their inter-company transactions, i.e. transfer of goods and services.

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Speaking points by Commissioner Šemeta on the Country- Specific recommendations

02/06/2014

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Press conference Brussels, 2 June 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, If we want to create jobs in Europe; if we want to truly become competitive; then we absolutely need to bring down the...

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Statement by Vítor Gaspar, Chair of the High Level Expert Group on Taxation of the Digital Economy

02/06/2014

European Commission Brussels, 28 May 2014 Statement In the High Level Expert Group there was consensus that speaking about the 'digital economy' as something separate from the normal economy is deceiving. Our whole society and economy are becoming digital.

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