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  • Transfer Pricing Services (Romania)
    21 January 2019 Company/business organisation
    Transfer Pricing Services (Romania)

    We were aware about the imminence of QMV, based on the messages sent in the last years by the Commission, and even by the European Parliament representatives, in relation with the revolutionary CCCTB process, and lately the digital taxation. As tax professionals acting in the field of cross border transactions, we regard these tax issues as an aggressive way of removing the old and valuable market-based (arm’s length) principles, to be...

  • The Pew Charitable Trusts (Belgium)
    21 January 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    The Pew Charitable Trusts (Belgium)

    Removing the requirement for unanimity in decision-making in the field of taxation would go a long way to facilitating the European Union’s ability to show leadership in reaching the EU’s commitments towards achieving the SDGs while proactively engaging in multilateral discussions on global trade. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on the oceans, seas and marine resources (SDG 14) explicitly calls for the prohibition of harmful...

  • EPICENTER (Belgium)
    21 January 2019 Academic/research institution
    EPICENTER (Belgium)

    There are various arguments against this harmonisation per se, and the use of QMV to achieve it, many of which have been raised by organisations in different Member States through the Commission feedback process. This includes national sovereignty itself, and the importance of tax competition for smaller countries especially: there has recently been growing scholarly interest in the role of tax competition in boosting consumption and...

  • Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises (Luxembourg)
    20 January 2019 Business association
    Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises (Luxembourg)

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  • Chambre de Commerce du G-D de Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    18 January 2019 Business association
    Chambre de Commerce du G-D de Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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  • Technology Industries of Finland (Finland)
    18 January 2019 Company/business organisation
    Technology Industries of Finland (Finland)

    Technology Industries of Finland is strictly against transition to qualified majority voting (QMV) in EU taxation policy due to the following reasons: 1) The Commission has claimed, that the veto right has caused a significant “cost” to the EU, due to tax proposals like digital services tax (DST) and common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) being blocked by some Member States. Both of these tax directive proposals would result in more...

  • Ollivier BODIN (France)
    18 janvier 2019 EU citizen
    Ollivier BODIN (France)

    Cette contribution est postée en réponse aux deux consultations lancées par la Commission Européenne portant sur la prise de décision à la majorité qualifiée dans les domaines fiscal et social The english (automat) translation of this text is posted under the “sister” consultation on social issues. Comme la Commission le rappelle dans les fiches accompagnant les deux consultations, l’unanimité requise pour l’adoption de la législation dans le...

  • European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) (Belgium)
    18 January 2019 Trade union
    European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) (Belgium)

    About CESI The European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) is a confederation of 38 trade union organisations from 19 European countries and 4 European trade union organisations, with a total of more than 5 million individual members. Most of CESI’s affiliates are employed in the fields of central, regional and local administration, security and justice, education, training and research, healthcare, postal services and...

  • DesignFirst OÜ (Estonia)
    18 January 2019 Company/business organisation
    DesignFirst OÜ (Estonia)

    DesignFirst is young technological company and our Team is deeply concerned with the proposal for removing the need for unanimous agreement by all countries on the matters of Taxation. If such proposal is adopted, Estonia as EU Member would lose its capability to determine the *adequate* Taxation framework necessary for its economy. This will impact our clients and our new product developments. Because Taxation is a mandatory obligation for...

  • EUROCHAMBRES (Belgium)
    18 January 2019 Business association
    EUROCHAMBRES (Belgium)

    EUROCHAMBRES believes that the principle of unanimity in the field of taxation should be maintained, as it is there to preserve all EU Member States’ interests. A change to qualified voting could lead to countries being voted out where they do not share the same view as other Member States. Considering the sensitivity of this policy area, any compromise achieved as a result of unanimous adoption on tax matters would surely reflect a much...