Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive – Questions and Answers

MEMO/11/238 Brussels, 13 April 2011 What is the Energy Taxation Directive? Energy taxes already exist in all EU Member States, and are harmonised to a certain degree at EU level. The current Energy Taxation Directive, adopted in 2003, was designed prim...

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...

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 ...

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....

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...

Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud Statement welcoming...

SPEECH/11/830 A huge step forward has been taken in the EU-US trade relationship – and in securing the supply chain at global level. Yesterday, I met with Secretary Napolitano and had an open and frank discussion of how we cooperate in this field....

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...

Annual report of the European Court of Auditors

MEMO/11/771 Brussels, 09 November 2011 What is the Court of Auditors' annual report? The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is the independent external auditor of the European Union. Each year, the Court publishes an Annual Report on the implementation ...

Detention of counterfeit and pirated goods at EU borders in 2010 – Frequently Asked...

MEMO/11/506 Brussels, 14 July 2011 What is this report about? This report contains statistics on actions by customs in the EU relating to goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights (IPR)....

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 ...

SPEECH/11/254 Algirdas Šemeta EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud "Europe’s...

Ladies and gentlemen, I am grateful to the European Tax Policy Forum and Centre for European Policy Studies for the invitation and the opportunity to address this distinguished audience. In my speech today I will focus in particular on the four issues ...

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 ...

Customs: Commission requests Italy to review its judicial practice on remission and repayment of...

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 November 2011 - The European Commission has formally requested Italy to implement proper appeal procedures on requests for remission or reimbursement of customs duties....

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....

Taxation: Commission requests The Netherlands to amend discriminatory tax rules on fiscal unities

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 June 2011 – The European Commission has formally requested The Netherlands to amend its tax legislation on fiscal unities (i.e. calculation of income tax of a group of companies on a consolidated basis...

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.

EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

memo/11/220 Brussels, 6 April 2011 Infringement package: overview of press releases CLIMA EMPL ENER ENV HOME INFSO JUST MARKT MOVE TAXUD Austria 433 431 Belgium 419 434 435 438 421 422 423 425 427 Bulgaria 424 Cyprus 440 415 416 426 Czech Republic 424 ...

Common Rules for a Financial Transaction Tax – Frequently Asked Questions

MEMO/11/640 Brussels, 28 September 2011 (see also IP/11/1085 ) 1. General background Why has the Commission proposed a new tax on the financial sector? For two main reasons: the financial sector would make a fair contribution to the cost of the crisis ...

Taxation: Commission requests Italy to implement EU VAT rules

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 October 2011 – The European Commission has formally requested Italy to comply with EU legislation and to adopt and inform the Commission of national measures to implement EU rules on the common system ...
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