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Infringement cases by country - 2006

On this page you will find an overview of press releases broken down by country.

 

EU Cyprus Finland Hungary Lithuania Poland Slovenia
Austria Czech Republic France Ireland Luxembourg Portugal Spain
Belgium Denmark Germany Italy Malta Romania Sweden
Bulgaria Estonia Greece Latvia Netherlands Slovakia United Kingdom

 

  EU
10/04/2006 IP/06/483 Excise duties/cigarettes: The European Commission alerts Member States on minimum retail selling prices
  Austria
21/12/2006 IP/06/1878 VAT - Infringement proceedings against Austria, France and Italy
  Belgium
21/12/2006 IP/06/1879 Direct Taxation: Commission requests Belgium to end discrimination against foreign charities
Proceedings closed on 30/09/2010 (Belgium changed its legislation)
25/07/2006 IP/06/1060 Direct Taxation: Commission requests Belgium, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal to end discriminatory taxation of outbound dividends
Proceedings against Luxembourg closed on 06/05/2008; Proceedings against Belgium closed on 18/09/2008
20/07/2006 IP/06/1048 Direct tax: Commission requests Belgium to end discrimination on personal tax deductions for residents with foreign source income
Proceedings closed on 19/02/2009 (Belgium changed its legislation)
20/07/2006 IP/06/1045 Direct taxation: Commission requests Belgium to end discriminatory taxation of inbound dividends
20/07/2006 IP/06/1044 Commission requests Belgium to end discrimination in Flemish registration tax
Proceedings closed on 26/04/2012
28/06/2006 IP/06/866 Excise duty/cigarettes: Minimum retail prices of cigarettes Infringement proceedings against France and Belgium
26/04/2006 IP/06/534 State aid: Belgian tax on collective investment undertakings: Commission decides no state aid involved
  Bulgaria
No press releases
  Cyprus
10/04/2006 IP/06/485 Car taxation: infringement procedure against Cyprus
  Czech Republic
19/07/2006 IP/06/1031 VAT - Commission asks the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Portugal for information on the application of reduced VAT rates to children's diapers
Proceedings against Czech Republic closed on 21/03/2013 (The Czech Republic changed its legislation)
  Denmark
21/12/2006 IP/06/1877 Car taxation: infringement procedures against Denmark and Finland
Proceedings against Denmark closed on 14/04/2009 and on 14/05/2009 (Denmark changed its legislation);
Proceedings against Finland closed on 28/01/2010 (Finland changed its legislation)
28/09/2006 IP/06/1274 State aid: Commission investigates proposed new Danish CO2 tax reductions
  Estonia
No press releases
  Finland
21/12/2006 IP/06/1877 Car taxation: infringement procedures against Denmark and Finland
Proceedings against Denmark closed on 14/04/2009 and on 14/05/2009 (Denmark changed its legislation);
Proceedings against Finland closed on 28/01/2010 (Finland changed its legislation)
15/12/2006 IP/06/1815 VAT and public bodies: Infringement proceedings against Ireland, Spain and Finland
Proceedings against Finland closed on 28/01/2010 due to a decision of the European Court of Justice
04/07/2006 IP/06/918 Car taxation: infringement procedures against Poland and Finland
Proceedings against Poland closed on 17/10/2007
Proceedings against Finland closed on 8/10/2009 and 5/05/2010 respectively (Finland changed its legislation)
18/05/2006 IP/06/629 Commission accepts changes to two State aid schemes for maritime transport in Finland
  France
21/12/2006 IP/06/1878 VAT - Infringement proceedings against Austria, France and Italy
20/12/2006 IP/06/1852 State aid: Commission concludes that the French tax scheme for "fiscal economic interest groupings" (EIGs) constitutes state aid
22/11/2006 IP/06/1602 State aid: Commission opens investigation into a French tax credit scheme for video game creation
25/10/2006 IP/06/1471 State aid: Commission refers France to Court of Justice for failure to recover illegal aid
04/07/2006 IP/06/917 Taxation of energy products and electricity - Infringement proceedings against France
28/06/2006 IP/06/866 Excise duty/cigarettes: Minimum retail prices of cigarettes Infringement proceedings against France and Belgium
22/06/2006 IP/06/821 State aid: Commission authorises extension of urban tax-free zones scheme in France
18/05/2006 IP/06/641 State aid: Commission endorses media support schemes in Poland, Ireland, France and Denmark
13/01/2006 IP/06/30 Taxation of energy products and electricity - Infringement proceedings against France and Germany
  Germany
25/07/2006 IP/06/1058 VAT- The Commission launches infringement proceedings against Germany, Greece, Ireland and Italy.
Proceedings against Greece closed on 17/10/2007; Proceedings against Germany closed on 03/04/2008; Proceedings against Italy closed on 28/01/2010 (Italy changed its legislation)
04/07/2006 IP/06/919 Direct tax: Commission decides to refer Germany to the Court over legislation concerning the pension-savings grant (so called "Riester-Rente")
Proceedings closed on 30/09/2010 (Germany changed its legislation)
10/04/2006 IP/06/484 VAT/ Postal services - Commission launches infringement proceedings against Germany, the United Kingdom and Sweden
16/01/2006 IP/06/39 VAT - Commission tackles Germany over taxation of supplies of services by executors of wills
13/01/2006 IP/06/32 Direct tax: Commission acts against Germany over legislation concerning the pension-savings grant
13/01/2006 IP/06/30 Taxation of energy products and electricity - Infringement proceedings against France and Germany
  Greece
17/10/2006 IP/06/1410 Direct taxation: Commission requests Greece to end discriminatory taxation of dividends from foreign companies
25/07/2006 IP/06/1058 VAT- The Commission launches infringement proceedings against Germany, Greece, Ireland and Italy.
Proceedings against Greece closed on 17/10/2007; Proceedings against Germany closed on 03/04/2008; Proceedings against Italy closed on 28/01/2010 (Italy changed its legislation)
16/01/2006 IP/06/41 Indirect taxation: Commission refers Greece to Court over VAT on roadside assistance contracts and over car registration taxation
  Hungary
19/07/2006 IP/06/1031 VAT - Commission asks the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Portugal for information on the application of reduced VAT rates to children's diapers
  Ireland
18/12/2006 IP/06/1820 Excise duties/ Minimum retail prices of cigarettes: Infringement proceedings against Ireland
15/12/2006 IP/06/1815 VAT and public bodies: Infringement proceedings against Ireland, Spain and Finland
Proceedings against Finland closed on 28/01/2010 due to a decision of the European Court of Justice
Proceedings against Ireland closed on 30/09/2010 (Ireland changed its legislation)
17/10/2006 IP/06/1408 Commission requests Ireland and Poland to end discrimination of foreign charities.
Proceedings against Poland closed on 27/06/2007
Proceedings against Ireland closed on 24/06/2010 (Ireland changed its legislation)
25/07/2006 IP/06/1058 VAT- The Commission launches infringement proceedings against Germany, Greece, Ireland and Italy.
Proceedings against Greece closed on 17/10/2007; Proceedings against Germany closed on 03/04/2008; Proceedings against Italy closed on 28/01/2010 (Italy changed its legislation)
18/05/2006 IP/06/641 State aid: Commission endorses media support schemes in Poland, Ireland, France and Denmark
  Italy
21/12/2006 IP/06/1878 VAT - Infringement proceedings against Austria, France and Italy
25/07/2006 IP/06/1060 Direct Taxation: Commission requests Belgium, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal to end discriminatory taxation of outbound dividends
Proceedings against Luxembourg closed on 06/05/2008; Proceedings against Belgium closed on 18/09/2008
Proceedings against Italy closed on 31/05/2012 (Italy changed its legislation)
25/07/2006 IP/06/1058 VAT- The Commission launches infringement proceedings against Germany, Greece, Ireland and Italy.
Proceedings against Greece closed on 17/10/2007; Proceedings against Germany closed on 03/04/2008; Proceedings against Italy closed on 28/01/2010 (Italy changed its legislation)
11/07/2006 IP/06/972 Taxation: Italy - refund of unduly paid taxes
05/07/2006 IP/06/934 Direct taxation - Commission refers Italy and Luxembourg to Court for failure to adopt measures related to the Parent Subsidiary Directive
Proceedings closed on 27/06/2007
18/05/2006 IP/06/640 State aid: Commission opens investigation into Italian merger incentives for small and micro enterprises
  Latvia
No press releases
  Lithuania
No press releases
  Luxembourg
25/07/2006 IP/06/1060 Direct Taxation: Commission requests Belgium, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal to end discriminatory taxation of outbound dividends
Proceedings against Luxembourg closed on 06/05/2008; Proceedings against Belgium closed on 18/09/2008
19/07/2006 IP/06/1021 State aid: Commission demands repeal of Luxembourg's preferential tax regime for financial holdings
05/07/2006 IP/06/934 Direct taxation - Commission refers Italy and Luxembourg to Court for failure to adopt measures related to the Parent Subsidiary Directive
Proceedings closed on 27/06/2007
08/02/2006 IP/06/132 State aid: Commission opens formal investigation into Luxembourg's 1929 tax-exempt holdings
  Malta
19/07/2006 IP/06/1031 VAT - Commission asks the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Portugal for information on the application of reduced VAT rates to children's diapers
12/05/2006 IP/06/608 State aid: Commission welcomes phasing out of preferential tax regimes for offshore trading companies in Malta
23/03/2006 IP/06/363 State aid: Commission requests phasing out of distortive tax regimes in Malta
  Netherlands
25/07/2006 IP/06/1060 Direct Taxation: Commission requests Belgium, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal to end discriminatory taxation of outbound dividends
Proceedings against Luxembourg closed on 06/05/2008; Proceedings against Belgium closed on 18/09/2008
  Poland
17/10/2006 IP/06/1408 Commission requests Ireland and Poland to end discrimination of foreign charities.
Proceedings against Poland closed on 27/06/2007
12/10/2006 IP/06/1360 Direct taxation: European Commission requests Poland to end discriminatory taxation of foreign lotteries
Proceedings closed on 19/03/2009 (Poland changed its legislation)
19/07/2006 IP/06/1031 VAT - Commission asks the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Portugal for information on the application of reduced VAT rates to children's diapers
04/07/2006 IP/06/918 Car taxation: infringement procedures against Poland and Finland
Proceedings against Poland closed on 17/10/2007
Proceedings against Finland closed on 8/10/2009 and 5/05/2010 respectively (Finland changed its legislation)
  Portugal
25/07/2006 IP/06/1060 Direct Taxation: Commission requests Belgium, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal to end discriminatory taxation of outbound dividends
Proceedings against Luxembourg closed on 06/05/2008; Proceedings against Belgium closed on 18/09/2008
19/07/2006 IP/06/1031 VAT - Commission asks the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Portugal for information on the application of reduced VAT rates to children's diapers
11/07/2006 IP/06/971 Direct taxation: Commission decides to take Portugal to Court over discriminatory taxation of foreign banks
Proceedings closed on 14/03/2011
06/07/2006 IP/06/939 State aid: Commission requests Portugal to repeal fiscal exemption on capital gains from privatisation and restructuring
16/01/2006 IP/06/42 Commission requests Portugal to end discriminatory taxation of foreign banks
Proceedings closed on 14/03/2011
  Romania
No press releases
  Slovakia
No press releases
  Slovenia
No press releases
  Spain
20/12/2006 IP/06/1848 State aid: Commission endorses specific economic and fiscal regimes in Canary Islands worth €7,135 million for period 2007-2013
15/12/2006 IP/06/1815 VAT and public bodies: Infringement proceedings against Ireland, Spain and Finland
Proceedings against Finland closed on 28/01/2010 due to a decision of the European Court of Justice
17/10/2006 IP/06/1407 Capital gains tax: Commission opens a second infringement procedure against Spain.
Proceedings closed on 21/03/2007
25/07/2006 IP/06/1060 Direct Taxation: Commission requests Belgium, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal to end discriminatory taxation of outbound dividends
Proceedings against Luxembourg closed on 06/05/2008
Proceedings against Belgium closed on 18/09/2008
Proceedings against Spain closed on 14/03/2011 (Spain changed its legislation)
10/07/2006 IP/06/963 Capital duty: Commission decides to refer Spain to the Court of Justice for infringements of the Capital Duty Directive
Proceedings closed on 5/05/2010 (Spain changed its legislation)
10/07/2006 IP/06/962 Capital duty: Commission requests Spain to amend its legislation on the fees for the registration of capital increases in the Commercial Register
Proceedings closed on 27/06/2007
05/07/2006 IP/06/933 Direct taxation: Commission requests Spain to end infringement to the Parent-Subsidiary Directive
Proceedings closed on 11/12/2007
01/06/2006 IP/06/708 State aid: Commission welcomes phasing out of Spain's tax incentives for investment abroad
22/03/2006 IP/06/355 State aid: Commission requests phasing out of Spain's tax incentives for investment abroad
16/01/2006 IP/06/43 Direct taxation: Commission decides to refer Spain to the Court of Justice over two tax provisions
  Sweden
10/04/2006 IP/06/484 VAT/ Postal services - Commission launches infringement proceedings against Germany, the United Kingdom and Sweden
  United Kingdom
22/11/2006 IP/06/1611 Commission approves revised UK film tax incentive scheme
10/07/2006 IP/06/964 Commission requests the United Kingdom to end discrimination of foreign charities.
Proceedings closed on 24/06/2010 (The U.K. changed its legislation)
10/04/2006 IP/06/860 Cross-border shopping: Commission decides to close the case against the UK over seizures of tobacco and cars
10/04/2006 IP/06/484 VAT/ Postal services - Commission launches infringement proceedings against Germany, the United Kingdom and Sweden

 

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