Speeches

Commissioner Šemeta welcomes the signature of the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement

29/10/2014

European Commission Statement Brussels, 29 October 2014 I am pleased that today Finance Ministers from 50 countries and jurisdictions have signed a Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the implementation of the Global Standard for the automatic exchange of financial account information.

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Speaking points by Commissioner Šemeta at the ECOFIN press conference

14/10/2014

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Economic and Finance Ministers Council Luxembourg, 14 October 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so pleased that the last ECOFIN meeting of this Commission mandate has been such an interesting and fruitful...

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Speaking points in CONT Committee on Tobacco Agreements pdf - 57 KB [57 KB]

07/10/2014

The agreements between the EU and the tobacco producers are part of our multi-pronged fight against tobacco smuggling. As you know, this fight has always been a subject dear to my heart. I am therefore glad to have the occasion today to discuss it with you.

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Kalba: Europos Konkurencingumo Receptas (LT) pdf - 125 KB [125 KB] lietuvių kalba (lt)

15/09/2014

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Speaking points by Commissioner Šemeta at the ECOFIN press conference

08/07/2014

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Economic and Finance Ministers Council Brussels, 8 July 2014 Before I comment on the Italian Presidency Work programme, I would like to first thank the Greek presidency for all it achieved in...

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Facilitating tax compliance, Tackling non-compliance

03/07/2014

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud 18th General Assembly of the Intra- European Organisation of Tax Administrations Belgrade, 3 July 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, In 2010, I had the honour to attend the General Assembly of IOTA in...

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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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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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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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