VAT and excise duties: Commission adopts report on allowances for travellers from non-EU countries

Report to the European Parliament and the Council on travellers' allowances in accordance with Council Directive 2007/74/EC on the exemption from VAT and excise...

EC: Tackling Tax Avoidance – Commission tightens key EU corporate tax rules

The Commission proposed amendments to key EU corporate tax legislation, in order to significantly reduce tax avoidance in Europe. The proposal will close loopholes in...

European Commission continues legal action against Romania on rights for the self-employed

On 26 Sept. 2013, the Commission has today sent a reasoned opinion to Romania due to its failure to fully transpose the Directive on equality between...

Financial reporting rules: Commission requests Romania to change accounting rules

On 26 sept. 2013, the European Commission has requested Romania to align its rules on valuation and accounting of purchased debt claims with EU...

Taxation: Commission requests Romania to review its tax rules on non-residents’ employment income

On 26 sept. 2013, the European Commission has officially asked Romania to amend its discriminatory tax treatment of employment income of non-residents. Romanian legislation does not allow...

Taxation: Commission requests Romania to change its VAT refund practice

On 26 Sept. 2013, the European Commission has formally requested Romania to change its administrative practice of refunding VAT. Almost all VAT refunds claims are systematically...

EC: Fight against tax fraud and tax evasion: a new EU campaign

A new EU campaign against tax fraud and tax evasion has just been launched by the European Commission. A video is available in 23 EU...

IP/13/530 – Fighting tax evasion: Commission proposes widest scope of automatic exchange of information...

See also the frequently asked questions (MEMO/13/533) and the proposal.

SPEECH – TAX GOOD GOVERNANCE PLATFORM

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSPEECH - Statement at the Midday Press Briefing Brussels, 23 April 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here to present the Commission's latest initiative in the on-going fight against tax evasion.

Fighting tax evasion: Commission sets up a Platform for Tax Good Governance

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 April 2013 As part of its concerted drive against tax evasion and avoidance, the Commission today set up the new Platform for Tax Good Governance. The Platform will monitor Member States' progress in tackl...

ECOFIN Council: Main results of the meeting on 4 December 2012

On 4 december 2012, the ECOFIN Council debated proposals on bank supervision that are a key part of a broader plan to establish a...

EC: Decision to authorise enhanced cooperation on a Common Financial Transaction Tax

The 10 Member States that wish to apply an EU financial transaction tax (FTT) through enhanced cooperation should be allowed to do so, because...

EC: 2012 country-specific recommendations in the context of the European Semester in the...

On 30 May 2012, European Commission published responses to Frequently asked questions about 2012 country-specific recommendations in the context of the European Semester .  EU Commissioner for...

EUROSTAT: Taxation trends in the European Union – 2012 edition

This report contains a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the Member States of the European Union, plus Iceland and...

Commissioner Šemeta: "We want the UK on board for the FTT"

In the discussion on Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) in the UK House of Lords Commissioner Šemeta said: "It is in the overall European interest to have strong financial centers – in London as well as in Paris and Frankfurt. We want the ...

Flash estimate for the fourth quarter of 2011 Euro area and EU27 GDP down...

STAT/12/26 15 February 2012 Flash estimate for the fourth quarter of 2011 Euro area and EU27 GDP down by 0.3% +0.7% and +0.9% respectively compared with the fourth quarter of 2010 GDP fell by 0.3% in both the euro area1 (EA17) and the EU271 during the ...

First estimate for 2011 Euro area external trade deficit 7.7 bn euro 152.8 bn...

STAT/12/27 15 February 2012 The first estimate for the euro area1 (EA17) trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in December 2011 gave a 9.7 bn euro surplus, compared with -1.7 bn in December 2010....

Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure Scoreboard Eurostat indicators to support the detection of macroeconomic imbalances

STAT/12/25 14 February 2012 Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes for the first time today the indicators of the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP) Scoreboard. The Scoreboard indicators1 provide the statistical support ...

December 2011 compared with November 2011 Industrial production down by 1.1% in euro area...

STAT/12/24 14 February 2012 In December 2011 compared with November 2011, seasonally adjusted industrial production1 fell by 1.1% in the euro area2 (EA17) and by 0.6% in the EU272. In November3 production remained stable in both zones....

EU – China Summit EU27 exports to China up by 21% and imports by...

STAT/12/23 13 February 2012 EU27 trade in goods with China1 has grown significantly over the last decade. EU27 exports to China rose continuously from 26 billion euro in 2000 to 113 bn in 2010. Despite the general decline in EU27 exports in 2009, EU27 ...

Commission welcomes US move to ensure enhanced international tax cooperation in a more business-friendly...

The Commission welcomes the USA's acceptance of an government-to-government approach to tackling tax evaders and implementing the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).This more business-friendly arrangement for EU financial institutions is the...

Commission welcomes US move to ensure enhanced international tax cooperation in a more business-friendly...

MEMO/12/88 Brussels, 8th February 2012 The Commission welcomes the USA's acceptance of an government-to-government approach to tackling tax evaders and implementing the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)....

MEMO on Organic Wine rules – Frequently Asked Questions

MEMO/12/81 Brussels, 8 February 2012 What does "organic" mean? "Organic" farming relates to agricultural production systems that seek to provide the consumer with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems....

Tax Coordination: TPG discusses FATCA, VAT and national tax reforms

Improving and accelerating tax coordination in key areas that can contribute to economic stability and growth is the focus of today's meeting of the Tax Policy Group (TPG) in Brussels.Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Anti-Fraud and...
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