Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "Competitive Tax...

SPEECH/11/712 Porto, 27 October 2011 Ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to have been invited to address this distinguished audience today. We live in turbulent and uncertain times. The financial and economic crisis requires leadership and inventive ac...

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...

EC Customs: Public consultation on a review of the cash control Regulation

European Commission launch a public consultation on a review of Regulation (EC) N° 1889/2005 “on controls of cash entering or leaving the Community”. Period of consultation: From...

Frequently Asked Questions: Commission’s Anti-Fraud Strategy

MEMO/11/454 Brussels, 24 June 2011 ANTI-FRAUD STRATEGY What is the Commission's Anti-Fraud Strategy (CAFS)? The Commission's Anti-Fraud Strategy is a document adopted today by the Commission. It aims to updating and modernising the way fraud against th...

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...

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...

Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "Tax reforms...

SPEECH/11/797 Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud " Tax reforms needed for consolidation and growth" Annual Growth Survey - Press Conference Brussels, 23 November 2011 In the coordination of fiscal poli...

Taxation: the European Commission asks Belgium to end the additional taxation of certain types...

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24November2011 – The European Commission has officially asked Belgium to abolish additional taxation of certain types of income from capital deriving from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and not ...

Operation of preferential trade to become easier between the European Union, the partners of...

IP/11/502 Brussels, 19 April 2011 Operations of preferential trade to become easier between the European Union, the partners of the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans The Council of the EU has decided to launch the process of signing the re...

Taxation: Commission requests Estonia to amend discriminatory tax rules for non-resident investment funds

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 June 2011 – The European Commission has formally requested Estonia to amend its tax legislation as it discriminates against non-resident investment funds....

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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...

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....

Taxation: EU/US Dialogue on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

IP/11/413 Brussels, 6 April 2011 In a letter sent to the US tax authorities this morning, the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission invited the US authorities to engage in a dialogue on how to best achiev...

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....

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...

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...

Taxation: Commission refers Ireland to Court of Justice over fuel excise duty exemption

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 October 2011 – The Commission has decided to refer Ireland to the EU's Court of Justice for failing to correctly implement EU rules on excise duties on fuel....

EU and US boost economic partnership

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 November 2011 - The European Union and the United States today strengthened transatlantic economic ties through a number of new initiatives. At the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC), senior EU and US ...

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...

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...

Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "2009 discharge...

SPEECH/11/321 Mr President, Mr Chatzimarkakis, Rapporteurs, Honourable Members, First, allow me to thank the Budget Control Committee, and in particular the rapporteur Mr Chatzimarkakis, for the report he has drawn up and for the recommendation that th...

Taxation and Customs: Delivering to Member States, citizens and businesses post-2014

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 09 November 2011 – EU Customs and Taxation policy make a substantial contribution in helping to raise revenues for the EU and Member States' budgets every year....
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