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Stories that are tagged 'European Commission'




Ombudsman Backs EU Judgment On Spanish VAT

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The European Ombudsman has supported the European Commission's decision to close an infringement complaint against a court ruling concerning the Spanish value-added tax system. Read Full Story

 

EU, Japan Making Headway On FTA

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said he is confident that the EU and Japan will reach a deal on a free trade agreement this year. Read Full Story

 

EU Approves Tax Breaks For French Regions

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The European Commission has approved proposals for reductions to France's octroi de mer tax, which is levied on goods imported to France's outermost regions and locally produced goods. Read Full Story

 

MEPs Oppose German Road Toll

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Members of the European Parliament have said that Germany's planned road toll scheme for private cars would breach EU law by discriminating against foreign drivers. Read Full Story

 

EU, New Zealand Conclude Preparatory FTA Talks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Representatives from the EU and New Zealand have concluded preparatory talks that could pave the way for full trade negotiations. Read Full Story

 

ECJ Dismisses E-Books VAT Appeal From Poland

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The European Court of Justice has rejected a challenge brought by the Polish Government concerning the inability of member states to levy a reduced rate of value-added tax to electronic publications, which would be in line with the VAT treatment of tangible publications. Read Full Story

 

EU Proposes Willing States Should Harmonize Tax Regimes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, March 3, 2017

The European Commission has outlined possible scenarios in which EU member states could cooperate more on tax. Read Full Story

 

EU Consults On How To Tackle VAT Fraud

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, March 3, 2017

The European Commission has launched a consultation on improving administrative cooperation and increasing efforts to tackle cross-border value-added tax fraud. Read Full Story

 

Study Highlights Benefits Of EU FTAs To Agri-Food Sector

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trade agreements can help increase sales and support jobs in the EU's agri-food sector, according to a new study for the European Commission. Read Full Story

 

EU Reaches Agreement On Tackling Hybrid Mismatches

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On February 21, 2017, the European Council reached a compromise on a new Directive aimed at closing down hybrid mismatches between EU tax systems and those of non-EU countries. Read Full Story

 

 

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