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President Juncker participates in the G7 Summit in Germany on 7 and 8 June


See the fact sheet:  "The EU's Taxation Action Plan" under 1) Global economy.


German excise duty on nuclear fuel is compatible with EU law, says EU Court of Justice


See the Court's press release No 62/2015.


Country-specific recommendations 2015: Further efforts needed to support a robust recovery


Taxation is among the areas covered by the recommendations. See also the Questions & answers under "Adapting public finances".


EU and Turkey announce modernisation of Customs Union


See the 4th news item.


Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 12 May 2015


Agenda includes structural reforms and the implementation of Country-Specific Recommendations. See "Announcements".


VAT: Reducing burdens and obstacles for business when selling across borders (see 5th item)


See the Digital Single Market Strategy: CommunicationpdfChoose translations of the previous link  (under 2.5), Q&A (under 5) and working documentpdfChoose translations of the previous link  (3.6). See also the e-commerce sector inquiry (IP/15/4921). 


VAT Committee documentation is made public through the repository of EC VAT documents


Documents from the 102nd and 103rd VAT Committee meetings have now been published there. That includes the document on the CJEU case C-7/13 'Skandia America'.


VAT: The VAT Expert Group adopted an Opinion on the Cross-Border Rulings…


…welcoming the extension of the EU pilot project until September 2018.


VAT: the EU Cross border rulings pilot project runs until September 2018


Detailed information on that service for businesses is on our new web page.


MEMO/15/4666 – March infringements package: main decisions


See the taxation cases involving Belgium and France.


VAT 2015: final report on national rules relating to telecomm, broadcasting and e-services…


…and a new web section with information for very small businesses ('micro-business').


Taxation explained: Read "Promoting the internal market and economic growth"


A new e-publication in the "The EU explained" series.


European Semester 2015: Country reports analyse economic policies including taxation


See the Annex on Findings and the 27 reports, notably their Taxation/fiscal framework/ fiscal policy sections.


MEMO/15/4489 – February infringements package: main decisions


See the cases regarding taxation in Finland, Ireland and the UK under "2. Reasoned opinions".


Taxation: Energy Union Factsheet


See the 10th question on energy taxation.


Taxation: web streaming available during the 23-24 February conference on corporate debt bias


The links will not work before that. See also the latest version of the programme.


Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 17 February 2015


The Council is due to adopt conclusions on the Annual Growth Survey, which sets out the EU's economic and social priorities for 2015.


Taxation: "Promoting the internal market and economic growth", a new publication in the "The EU explained" series


It is available in English and will soon exist in other EU languages.


Taxation: You can still attend the 23-24 February conference on "Corporate debt bias: Economic insights and Policy Options”


Registration for the joint European Commission/IMF event is open until 6 February 2015.


Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council (ECOFIN), Brussels, 27 January 2015


Ministers are due to adopt an amendment to the EU’s parent-subsidiary directive for preventing corporate tax avoidance.


Company taxation: European Commission decides to extend mandate of EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum expert group…pdfChoose translations of the previous link 


…and publishes a call for applicationspdfChoose translations of the previous link  for the selection of organisations for the Joint Transfer Pricing Forum.


Factsheets and legal texts on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are available on line


See the sections on Customs duties, Rules of origin and Customs/Trade facilitation.