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21/12/2007
The EU Council has adopted a directive regarding duty-free allowances on goods carried by persons entering the European Union from third countries.

The directive will apply as from 1 December 2008. See the details on the Council's press releasepdf (on pages 21-22).

21/12/2007
The EU Council has adopted a directive and a decision on VAT derogations. The Member States concerned are the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, and the UK.

For more information see the Council's press releasepdf (on pages 20 and 21).

19/12/2007
ECJ holds it legitimate in principle for a Member State to refuse to grant a tax advantage if it proves impossible to obtain relevant information from a third country.

For more information see Court press release No 99/2007

12/12/2007
IP/07/1909 - State aid: Commission prohibits tax exemption to Slovak subsidiary of Glunz&Jensen Choose translations of the previous link 
12/12/2007
IP/07/1908 - State Aid: the Commission authorises French aid scheme for video game creation (tax credit) Choose translations of the previous link 
11/12/2007
IP/07/1893 - Customs: Commission welcomes adoption by the Parliament and the European Council of Ministers of a pan-European electronic customs Choose translations of the previous link 

Background information is available from our website.

10/12/2007
IP/07/1878 - Direct taxation: European Commission calls for more targeted and better co-ordinated application of Member States' anti-abuse rules Choose translations of the previous link 

For further information see the questions and answers (MEMO/07/558 Choose translations of the previous link  ) and the Commission's communication (COM/2007/785pdf(54 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  ).

06/12/2007
European Commission proposes to allow Portugal to apply a reduced rate of excise duty on beer produced in Madeira

For more information see  document COM/2007/772

05/12/2007
EU Council reaches agreement on VAT package and adopts conclusions...

on reduced VAT rates, tax fraud and harmful tax competition. See Council press release pdf(pages 23 to 31)

05/12/2007
European Commission proposes to allow Germany and Poland to apply a derogation to VAT as regards border bridges

For more information see  document COM/2007/771

03/12/2007
MEMO/07/537 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 3 and 4 December 2007 Choose translations of the previous link 

Agenda includes reduced VAT rates, VAT package, capital duty directive, tax fraud, and harmful tax competition.

30/11/2007
European Commission prepares reform of Generalised System of Preferences rules of origin

For further information see the draft Regulationpdf(167 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  and our web page

28/11/2007
IP/07/1799 - Car taxation: the Commission takes the next step in the infringement procedure against Romania Choose translations of the previous link 
28/11/2007
IP/07/1782 - VAT: The European Commission proposes to modernise the current legislation for financial services and insurances Choose translations of the previous link 

For further information see MEMO/07/519 Choose translations of the previous link  , the Commission proposals (COM/2007/747 and COM/2007/746) and our web page.

26/11/2007
European Commission proposes to extend VAT derogation applied by the UK on the hire or lease of some passenger cars

See the text of the proposal

23/11/2007
IP/07/1754 - VAT: The European Commission suggests ways to improve administrative cooperation in the fight against VAT fraud Choose translations of the previous link 

See the Commission's Communication COM/2007/758pdf(52 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  and the working document SEC/2007/1584pdf(34 kB)

23/11/2007
Customs e-learning: Commission helps business take advantage of new rules

More information and free module download available from our website

22/11/2007
Drug Precursors: 2006 seizures highlight risk of chemicals being misused in illicit drug production

For further information see our website.

22/11/2007
IP/07/1748 - Modernising fiscal procedures: the European Commission welcomes adoption of the Fiscalis 2013 Programme by the Council Choose translations of the previous link 
20/11/2007
EU/China customs co-operation: First electronic exchanges of information on sea containers

For further information see the 'Midday Express Choose translations of the previous link  ' and our website.

14/11/2007
IP/07/1692 - State aid: Commission opens formal investigation into French plan to grant tax aid to insurers Choose translations of the previous link 
14/11/2007
Economic and Finance Ministers Council discussed VAT and passenger car taxation

For further information see the Council press release pdf on pages 15-17.

13/11/2007
IP/07/1682 - State aid: Commission amends transitional measures for changing the tax system applicable to Belgian coordination centres Choose translations of the previous link 
12/11/2007
MEMO/07/456 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 12 and 13 November Choose translations of the previous link 

VAT package, Passenger car taxation, and Reduced VAT rates are on the agenda.

07/11/2007
Taxation: European Commission proposes to amend several elements of the VAT Directive

See proposal pdf(62 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  (COM/2007/677)

05/11/2007
European Commission closes infringement proceedings against Belgium over tax discrimination against foreign pension funds

For further information see the latest related press release Choose translations of the previous link 

05/11/2007
European Commission closes infringement proceedings against Belgium over tax relief for houses

For further information see the latest related press release Choose translations of the previous link 

31/10/2007
Customs: European Commission publishes the 2008 version of the Combined Nomenclature

See EU Official Journal

25/10/2007
IP/07/1600 - Direct taxation: Commission requests Spain to amend discriminatory tax rules applied to non-residents recruited to work in Spanish diplomatic or consular offices Choose translations of the previous link 
23/10/2007
IP/07/1573 - European Commission seeks mandate to negotiate major new international anti- counterfeiting pact Choose translations of the previous link 
23/10/2007
IP/07/1569 - Post-trading: Commission expert group presents solutions to improve, simplify and modernise EU fiscal compliance procedures Choose translations of the previous link 
23/10/2007
European Commission closes infringement proceedings over VAT against Greece

For further information see the latest related press release Choose translations of the previous link 

23/10/2007
European Commission closes infringement proceedings over car taxation against Poland

For further information see the latest related press release Choose translations of the previous link 

18/10/2007
IP/07/1545 - VAT- Reduced rate on horses: Commission opens second stage of infringement proceedings against the Netherlands and investigates the situation in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Luxembourg Choose translations of the previous link 
18/10/2007
IP/07/1547 - Direct taxation: Infringement proceeding against Germany for its discriminatory rules applied to cross-border loss offset Choose translations of the previous link 
18/10/2007
IP/07/1546 - Taxation of energy products and electricity - New infringement proceedings against France Choose translations of the previous link 
11/10/2007
ECJ holds that the Hungarian local business tax is compatible with EU law

For more information see Court press release No 71/2007.

10/10/2007
IP/07/1469 - State aid: Commission opens formal investigation into Spain's tax scheme for the acquisition of shares in foreign companies Choose translations of the previous link 
08/10/2007
MEMO 07/400 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Luxembourg 8 and 9 October Choose translations of the previous link 
03/10/2007
Responses to consultation on excise duties regarding tobacco products now available

See the details on our web page.

13/09/2007
MEMO 07/354 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Informal Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Porto 14 and 15 September Choose translations of the previous link 
12/09/2007
IP/07/1310 - State aid: Commission opens an investigation into the Polish tonnage tax scheme for international maritime transport Choose translations of the previous link 
12/09/2007
Court of first instance partially annuls Commission decision on State aid to Olympic Airways

The case involves VAT. See the Court's press release No 56/2007.

12/09/2007
Court of first instance partly annuls Commission's decision on Netherlands (tax) scheme of State aid for international financing activities

See the Court's press release No 61/2007.

12/09/2007
IP/07/1306 - State aid: Commission approves Italian 'cuneo fiscale' tax reduction scheme Choose translations of the previous link 
11/09/2007
ECJ holds that German legislation on the deductibility of school fees from income tax is contrary to EU law

For more information see the Court's press release No 54/2007.

14/08/2007
VAT: Commission launches public consultation on the impact for business of an optional reverse charge mechanism

Please find further information on the consultation page.

02/08/2007
Customs : László Kovács expresses serious concerns on US requirement for all containers destined for the US to be scanned prior to loading on a vessel in a foreign port.
24/07/2007
IP/07/1163 - Direct taxation: Commission launches infringement proceedings against Sweden for its restrictive rules on income tax applied to non-resident tax payers Choose translations of the previous link 
24/07/2007
IP/07/1164 - VAT - Postal Services: Commission opens second stage of infringement proceedings against the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden Choose translations of the previous link 
24/07/2007
IP/07/1162 - Direct Taxation: Commission sues Sweden for not having fully complied with a Court judgement regarding the rules on capital gains tax relief on dwelling sales ('Bostadsrätt') Choose translations of the previous link 
23/07/2007
IP/07/1151 - Direct taxation: Commission launches infringement proceeding against Germany for its discriminatory rules on foreign family foundations Choose translations of the previous link 
23/07/2007
IP/07/1153 - Taxation of electricity - Commission refers Poland to the Court of Justice Choose translations of the previous link 
23/07/2007
IP/07/1152 - Taxation of outbound dividends: Commission takes steps against Austria,Germany, Italy and Finland Choose translations of the previous link 
19/07/2007
VAT on financial services: Commission publishes - for information and further comment - working documents concerning draft legislative proposals

See Consultation page.

18/07/2007
IP/07/1111 - State aid: Commission requires Greece to recover illegal tax exemptions Choose translations of the previous link 
18/07/2007
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) holds that national legislation not allowing a resident subsidiary to deduct an intra-group financial transfer in favour of its foreign parent company from its taxable income is compatible with Community law.

For more information see the Court's press release N° 52pdf

17/07/2007
Taxation: Commission publishes 'Taxation Paper' on the history of the 'Tax Package'

See Taxation Papers page.

10/07/2007
EU Council had an exchange of views on the Portuguese Presidency's work programme for economic and financial affairs, and...

authorised a VAT derogation for Austria. See Presidency website and Council press releasepdf on pages 7 and 17.

10/07/2007
IP/07/1049 - Commission approves real-estate tax exemption for Polish ports Choose translations of the previous link 
10/07/2007
IP/07/1047 - Maritime transport: Commission initiates investigation into aid proposed by Denmark Choose translations of the previous link 
09/07/2007
MEMO/07/281 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 9 and 10 July 2007 Choose translations of the previous link 

Portuguese Presidency Work Programme on the agenda.

06/07/2007
IP/07/1029 - Indirect taxation: infringement proceedings against Hungary Choose translations of the previous link 
06/07/2007
IP/07/1031 - VAT: Commission refers Italy, Spain and France to the European Court of Justice Choose translations of the previous link 
06/07/2007
IP/07/1030 - Direct Taxation: The Commission takes Spain to the Court of Justice over its discriminatory taxation of lottery winnings Choose translations of the previous link 
05/07/2007
IP/07/1017 - VAT reduced rates: Commission launches a political debate on how to simplify current EU legislation Choose translations of the previous link 

For further information see the frequently asked questions (MEMO/07/277 Choose translations of the previous link  ) and the documents on the following web page.

05/07/2007
IP/07/1018 - Direct taxation: Commission takes Greece to the Court due to the discriminatory taxation of non-Greek partnerships Choose translations of the previous link 
05/07/2007
IP/07/1021 - Capital duty: Commission closes infringement proceeding against Spain Choose translations of the previous link 
05/07/2007
IP/07/1020 - Direct taxation: infringement proceedings against Luxembourg Choose translations of the previous link 
05/07/2007
IP/07/1019 - Direct taxation: Commission takes Greece to the Court due to discriminatory taxation of dividends from foreign companies Choose translations of the previous link 
03/07/2007
IP/07/1004 - VAT - Commission launches infringement proceedings against the United Kingdom and France Choose translations of the previous link 
03/07/2007
IP/07/997 - Car taxation: the Commission takes Finland to the Court of Justice Choose translations of the previous link 
03/07/2007
IP/07/998 - Excise duties: Commission launches infringement proceedings against Italy and Portugal Choose translations of the previous link 
03/07/2007
IP/07/1003 - VAT - Commission launches infringement proceedings against Poland and Portugal Choose translations of the previous link 
02/07/2007
IP/07/995 - Excise duties - Minimum retail selling prices for cigarettes: infringement proceedings against Austria, Ireland and Italy Choose translations of the previous link 
02/07/2007
IP/07/994 - International affairs, Customs: The European Community joins the World Customs Organisation Choose translations of the previous link 
29/06/2007
IP/07/960 - State aid: Commission endorses subsidies (tax deductions) for digital equipment in Italy Choose translations of the previous link 
27/06/2007
IP/07/891 - State aid: Commission endorses tax reductions for the free zone of Madeira for the period 2007-2013 Choose translations of the previous link 
27/06/2007
IP/07/941 - Maritime transport: Commission authorises income tax and social insurance refund mechanism for Swedish shipping Choose translations of the previous link 
26/06/2007
ECJ holds that the award by the State of 3G mobile telecommunications licences by auction does not constitute an 'economic activity' within the meaning of the Sixth VAT Directive.

For more information see Court press releasepdf No44.

26/06/2007
STAT/07/89 - Taxation trends in the EU - Rise in overall tax burden in the EU27 to 39.6% of GDP in 2005 - Environmental tax revenues continue their downward trend Choose translations of the previous link 

The report's main results, full text, country chapters and tables are available from our Taxation trends web page.

25/06/2007
IP/07/875 - Customs: Commission welcomes political agreement on the modernised Customs Code Choose translations of the previous link 

You will find the textpdf(422 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  of the proposal and some background information on our Customs Code web page.

22/06/2007
MEMO/07/249 - Preparation of the Competitiveness Council of Ministers, Brussels, 25 June 2007 Choose translations of the previous link 

Council is expected to reach political agreement on Modernised Community Customs Code and support Commission's full membership of World Customs Organisation.

20/06/2007
Customs: European Commission makes downloadable Cash control animation available on line

See the various formats on our web page.

18/06/2007
European Commission publishes working papers on VAT treatment of financial services

The papers are available from the relevant consultation web page.

14/06/2007
VAT: European Commission publishes Summary report of vouchers consultation

Details available from our consultation page

14/06/2007
IP/07/832 - Customs/New rules to combat money laundering and terrorist financing: persons entering or leaving the EU have to declare cash movements Choose translations of the previous link 

For further information see our Cash controls page (Information leaflet and video clip)

08/06/2007
ECJ rules on Greek tax allowance for non-residents' cars

For more information see the Court's press release (No 39/2007)

06/06/2007
Taxation: EU Council adopts conclusions on combating tax fraud, the VAT package, and transfer pricing

For further information see the Council's press releasepdf

05/06/2007
IP/07/762 - Trade facilitation and security: Initialling of the Customs cooperation agreement with the Government of Japan Choose translations of the previous link 

See the pictures of the initialling ceremony

04/06/2007
MEMO/07/220 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Luxembourg, 4 and 5 June 2007 Choose translations of the previous link 

VAT fraud, VAT package, CCCTB, Transfer Pricing, and Business Taxation Code of Conduct on the agenda.

31/05/2007
IP/07/737 - State aid: Commission opens formal investigation into Italy's tax incentive to recognise hidden gains of privatised banks Choose translations of the previous link 
31/05/2007
IP/07/735 - Customs: Commission publishes 2006 Customs seizures of counterfeit goods Choose translations of the previous link 

See also MEMO/07/214 Choose translations of the previous link 

31/05/2007
Excise duties on tobacco products: European Commission extends deadline for public consultation to 1 July 2007

See the details of the consultation on our web page

23/05/2007
The European Commission has authorised Italy to apply a reduced rate of VAT to the supply of electricity for the operation of facilities used for the irrigation, lifting and drainage of waters

For more information see the Commission decisionpdf

23/05/2007
The 2nd issue of 'EMCS News', a twice-yearly newsletter bringing up-to-date information on the state of play of EMCS (Excise Movement Control System) has just been published by the European Commission

The newsletter is available from our websitepdf(333 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  , along with background information on EMCS

16/05/2007
IP/07/681 - Direct taxation: Commission considers that the Portuguese Tax amnesty was contrary to EC Law Choose translations of the previous link 
14/05/2007
European Commission proposes to allow Italy to apply a derogation to VAT on cars

For more information see COM/2007/238

11/05/2007
IP/07/662 - Taxation in Europe: the European Commission launches a new online information tool on the taxes in the Member States Choose translations of the previous link 

For further information and access to the data base see our web page

08/05/2007
IP/07/627 - European electronic customs: Commission welcomes progress to reach political agreement Choose translations of the previous link 
07/05/2007
MEMO/07/166 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 7 and 8 May 2007 Choose translations of the previous link 
07/05/2007
IP/07/616 - Direct Taxation: Commission asks 9 Member States for information on discriminatory taxation of dividends and interest paid to foreign pension funds Choose translations of the previous link 
02/05/2007
IP/07/593 - Company taxation/Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base: The European Commission presents a progress report on the preparatory work made before finalising its proposal due in 2008 Choose translations of the previous link 

For further information see the report COM/07/223pdf(62 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

23/04/2007
IP/07/515 - 'Operation Diabolo', an international customs operation led by OLAF, seized 135 million counterfeit branded cigarettes and 557,000 other counterfeit products Choose translations of the previous link 

See also MEMO/07/145 Choose translations of the previous link 

19/04/2007
MEMO/07/140 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Informal Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Berlin 20 and 21 April Choose translations of the previous link 

VAT fraud is on the agenda.

19/04/2007
IP/07/531 - Modernising customs procedures: European Commission welcomes adoption of Customs 2013 Programme by Council Choose translations of the previous link 

For further information see the provisional version of the Decisionpdf(151 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  .

17/04/2007
VAT: EU Council authorises UK to introduce reverse-charge mechanism for mobile phones and computer chips

For more information see the Council press releasepdf, page 18.

12/04/2007
'Tackling VAT fraud' Conference, 29 March: Speeches, presentations and working documents now available

See our web page

30/03/2007
The complete video of the Brussels Tax Forum 2007 and speeches delivered at the Conference are now available

See our web page

30/03/2007
IP/07/445 - Direct Taxation: Commission requests Ireland to end discriminatory taxation of income sourced in the United Kingdom and asks the United Kingdom for information about similar rules applied in its territory Choose translations of the previous link 
30/03/2007
IP/07/444 - Tobacco taxation: Commission launches public consultation Choose translations of the previous link 

For further information see our consultation page.

29/03/2007
Taxation: German legislation on the deductibility of losses incurred in respect of write-downs to the book value of shareholdings in subsidiaries restricts freedom of establishment, says ECJ

For more information see the Court's press releasepdf.

28/03/2007
IP/07/430 - Commission launches debate on further use of market-based instruments to support environment and energy related policy purposes Choose translations of the previous link 

See also the provisional version of Commission Communication COM/07/140pdf and the Commission's working document (SEC(2007)388pdf(138 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  )

For further information see our consultation page.

27/03/2007
EU Council adopts conclusions on co-ordinating Member States' direct tax systems in the Internal Market

See the Council's press releasepdf.

26/03/2007
MEMO/07/119 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels 26 and 27 March Choose translations of the previous link 

The Council is expected to adopt conclusions on the co-ordination of direct tax systems in the EU.

26/03/2007
IP/07/414 - Direct taxation: Commission requests Austria to end discriminatory rules on personal income tax Choose translations of the previous link 
26/03/2007
IP/07/413 - Direct taxation: Commission requests Germany to end discriminatory rules applied to non-resident taxpayers Choose translations of the previous link 
23/03/2007
IP/07/402 - VAT: infringement procedures against Italy and Sweden Choose translations of the previous link 
23/03/2007
IP/07/404 - Taxation of electricity - Infringement procedure against Poland Choose translations of the previous link 
23/03/2007
IP/07/408 - Direct taxation: Commission requests Ireland to end discriminatory rules on tax treatment of patent royalties Choose translations of the previous link 
22/03/2007
Conference on VAT fraud, Brussels, 29 March 2007 Choose translations of the previous link 

See bottom of page.

21/03/2007
IP/07/370 - State aid: Commission extends formal investigation procedure regarding Belgian coordination centres Choose translations of the previous link 
21/03/2007
IP/07/364 - Commission authorises extending fiscal aid to wind-propelled commercial cruising vessels in the Netherlands Choose translations of the previous link 
21/03/2007
IP/07/375 - State aid: Commission opens in depth investigation into Hungarian intra-group interest taxation Choose translations of the previous link 
21/03/2007
IP/07/373 - Excise duties: Minimum retail prices for cigarettes Choose translations of the previous link 
21/03/2007
IP/07/372 - Car taxation: infringement procedures against Malta and Romania Choose translations of the previous link 
20/03/2007
STAT/07/41 - Taxation in the EU from 1995 to 2005: In 2005, tax revenue at 40.8% of GDP in the EU27 and 41.2% in the euro area Choose translations of the previous link 
13/03/2007
IP/07/316 - Excise duties on gas oil: The European Commission proposes to fight "tank tourism" and reduce environmental damage Choose translations of the previous link 

See also MEMO/07/99 Choose translations of the previous link  , the provisional version of Commission Communication COM/2007/52pdf(140 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  , the impact assessment (SEC(2007)170pdf(320 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  ) and its summarypdf(51 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

13/03/2007
Taxation: The United Kingdom 'thin capitalisation' legislation may be applied only to purely artificial tax arrangements, says the ECJ

For more information see the Court's press releasepdf.

12/03/2007
IP/07/318 - Taxation for sustainable development: The European Commission organises the first Brussels Tax Forum on 19-20 March 2007 Choose translations of the previous link 
06/03/2007
Customs: EU Commissioner Kovács and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security agreed to strengthen co-operation to improve security and combat counterfeit trade

For more information see the Commission press releasepdf(12 kB).

06/03/2007
Taxation: A Member State may not reserve tax credits to dividends from "home" capital companies, says the ECJ

See the Court's press releasepdf.

02/03/2007
EU Commissioner László Kovács in Washington and New York, March 4-8

Main purpose of visit is to reinforce customs co-operation. See also our Customs and security and Customs/USA pages.

26/02/2007
MEMO/07/82 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels 26 and 27 February Choose translations of the previous link 

Tax policy in Europe and taxation/ VAT related administrative burdens on businesses among subjects for discussion.

26/02/2007
IP/07/236 - Company taxation: The European Commission proposes guidelines to avoid transfer pricing disputes Choose translations of the previous link 

See the provisional version of Communication COM(2007)71pdf(75 kB) Choose translations of the previous link   and SEC(2007)246pdf(165 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

22/02/2007
Customs: EU-US co-operation on security produces results

For further information see the Customs and security page.

19/02/2007
VAT: possible introduction of a mechanism for eliminating double taxation in individual cases

For more information see the consultation page.

13/02/2007
Commission publishes Report on EU activities in the tax field in 2006
13/02/2007
IP/07/177 - Commission welcomes international agreement to boost trade in new pharmaceuticals Choose translations of the previous link 
13/02/2007
IP/07/176 - EU-Switzerland: State aid decision on company tax regimes Choose translations of the previous link 
08/02/2007
IP/07/160 - State aid: Commission endorses German energy tax exemptions but orders partial recovery of energy tax breaks in France, Ireland and Italy Choose translations of the previous link 
08/02/2007
IP/07/159 - State aid: Commission decides tax reductions on regional production in Sicily constitute illegal aid Choose translations of the previous link 
07/02/2007
IP/07/154 - State aid: Commission opens in depth investigation into one part of proposed Dutch "Groepsrentebox" tax break scheme and approves other part Choose translations of the previous link 
07/02/2007
IP/07/147 - Maritime transport - tonnage tax: Commission opens investigation concerning Denmark Choose translations of the previous link 
02/02/2007
Conference on VAT Fraud, Brussels, 29 March 2007 - Open for registration
31/01/2007
Conference: Register for the first Brussels Tax Forum, 19-20 March 2007
31/01/2007
A security-related update to the Community Customs Code with implications on supply chain security has recently become law.

For more information see our Customs Security web page featuring a fact sheetpdf(103 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  and a list of frequently asked questions.

30/01/2007
MEX/07/130 - Pension taxation: EU Tax and Customs Commissioner László Kovács welcomes European Court of Justice ruling Choose translations of the previous link 

The text of the judgment is available from the Court website (see case C-150/04).

29/01/2007
MEMO/07/36 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels 29 and 30 January 2007 Choose translations of the previous link 

Tax policy in Europe and taxation/ VAT related administrative burdens on businesses among subjects for discussion.

24/01/2007
Customs: Commissioner Kovács expresses concerns on US announcement to introduce 100% scanning of US bound cargo containers

See statement Choose translations of the previous link 

22/01/2007
IP/07/67 - Direct taxation: The Commission decides to refer Belgium to the Court over discriminatory taxation of inbound dividends Choose translations of the previous link 
22/01/2007
IP/07/66 - Direct Taxation: Commission decides to refer Belgium, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal to the Court over discriminatory taxation of outbound dividends Choose translations of the previous link 
18/01/2007
Enlargement: European Commission clarifies application of inward processing customs rules for administrations and traders

For further information see our webpage.

18/01/2007
Taxation: European Academic Tax Thesis Award is launched

For more information see the official announcementpdf(105 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  and the Tax Commissioner's message

18/01/2007
Excise duties: EU law precludes a Polish excise duty discriminating against second-hand cars imported from another Member State, says ECJ

For further information see the Court's press releasepdf.

12/01/2007
Updated lists of European Court of Justice cases in the fields of Direct Taxation, VAT, Car Taxation, Excise Duties, and Customs are now available.

See our webpage.

12/01/2007
Company taxation: European Commission extends mandate of EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum for two years

For further information and the Call for applications: see our webpage.

11/01/2007
European Commission publishes VAT rates in Bulgaria and Romania

See our webpage.

09/01/2007
IP/07/17 - Taxation of interest and royalty payments: The Commission requests Italy to implement the Community Directive correctly Choose translations of the previous link 
09/01/2007
IP/07/21 - Direct Taxation: Commission requests Italy to end the application of a withholding tax on dividends paid to parent companies in the Netherlands Choose translations of the previous link 
09/01/2007
IP/07/18 - Direct taxes: The Commission requests Portugal to end discrimination against non-Portuguese service providers Choose translations of the previous link 
09/01/2007
IP/07/20 - Commission decides to refer Sweden to Court concerning discrimination against foreign pension funds Choose translations of the previous link 
09/01/2007
IP/07/19 - Direct taxation: Commission closes two infringement proceedings against Spain and Italy Choose translations of the previous link 
08/01/2007
IP/07/14 - Direct taxes: Commission requests Greece to end discrimination against non-Greek partnerships Choose translations of the previous link 
08/01/2007
IP/07/12 - Direct Taxation: Commission requests Belgium to end discriminatory taxation regarding houses outside Belgium Choose translations of the previous link 
08/01/2007
IP/07/11 - The Commission refers Belgium to the Court of Justice over discrimination in Flemish registration tax Choose translations of the previous link 
08/01/2007
IP/07/13 - Personal income tax: The Commission refers Belgium to the Court of Justice over discrimination regarding deductions of personal and family allowances for residents with income from foreign sources Choose translations of the previous link