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Digital 07-09-2018

Germany rocks the European consensus on the ‘Google tax’

The “Google tax” will return to the EU finance ministers’ agenda on 7 September. However, whereas France and Spain are arguing in favour of the European plan, Germany seems to be hindering its adoption. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 15-03-2018

‘Secret’ tax deals with multinationals soar despite scandals

Despite the uproar following the publication of ‘sweetheart’ deals signed between member states and corporations, countries signed 2053 ‘secret’ unilateral tax agreements with companies in 2016, an increase of 64% compared to the previous year.
Central Europe 16-10-2017

Bulgarian MEPs discuss EU’s future, dissect Juncker, Macron speeches

The European Movement and the Union of European Federalists held a discussion on Friday (13 October) in Sofia on the EU’s future with three prominent Bulgarian MEPs from three different political forces.
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Euro & Finance 13-01-2017

France must cut corporation tax to compete within EU, say auditors

Corporation tax in France is too far above the European average, according to a report by the French Court of Auditors. The experts said a cut from 33.3% to 25% would allow companies to compete with their European counterparts. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 10-11-2016

Moscovici: Trump’s US could be tax haven blacklisted

EXCLUSIVE / The EU’s tax haven blacklist is taking shape, as the European Commission uses the momentum generated by the LuxLeaks and Panama Papers scandals. Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici did not rule out including the United States on the list, in interview with EURACTIV.com.

Euro & Finance 27-10-2016

Brussels aims to harmonise corporate tax by 2021

The European Commission has unveiled its latest action plan to harmonise corporate tax. After two past failures, the executive hopes the recent flurry of tax scandals will give the project a new lease of life. EURACTIV France reports.
Pierre Moscovici
Euro & Finance 12-09-2016

FTT to be pushed through ‘by the end of the year’

Plans for a European Financial Transaction Tax have not advanced since 2012. Now the Commission wants to have the project wrapped up by the end of the year, setting a precedent for an EU-wide corporation tax. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 04-07-2016

Osborne plans to cut corporate tax to cushion Brexit blow

British finance minister George Osborne plans to slash corporation tax to under 15 percent to tempt businesses to stay following the country's shock vote to leave the European Union, the Financial Times reported Sunday (3 July).
Euro & Finance 12-05-2016

French corporate tax: A lighter burden than it may appear

France is generally considered to be a high-tax jurisdiction for businesses, but in reality it compares favourably with many other European countries. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
Public Affairs 17-11-2015

Google, Facebook and Amazon forced to face MEPs’ tax questions

Some 11 multinationals gave patchy responses to questions on their tax practices from the MEPs of the special committee on tax rulings (TAXE) on Monday, ending months of procrastination. EURACTIV France reports

Facebook and Google to be grilled by MEPs over tax

In a last minute move, Facebook and Google announced Friday (23 October) that they will appear before the European Parliament next month to be grilled by MEPs on their controversial tax arrangements, Parliament officials said.
Global Europe 25-08-2015

Official: ‘Thousands’ of bigwigs hold Swiss accounts

Thousands of so-called "politically exposed persons", or PEPs - a category that includes heads of state and other top officials - hold Swiss bank accounts, a Swiss foreign ministry official said yesterday (24 August).

Juncker’s tax ‘fairness’ plan consolidates his majority in Parliament

The European Commission presented an Action Plan on Wednesday (17 June) to reform corporate taxation in the EU. The largest political groups in the European Parliament reacted positively to the initiative, suggesting that Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has consolidated his powerbase among MEPs following the Luxleaks scandal.
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Commission to propose common tax base for multinationals – again

Four years after failing to formulate common company tax rules across Europe, the EU is set to tackle the low-tax arrangements of states that have benefited the likes of Amazon, Starbucks and Apple.
Euro & Finance 02-12-2014

Germany, France and Italy urge EU to write common corporate tax laws

The German, French and Italian finance ministers have urged the European Commission to draw up EU-wide laws to curb corporate tax avoidance and prevent member states from offering lower taxes to attract investors.
EU Priorities 2020 25-11-2014

Analysts support increased transparency to fight tax havens

Responsible corporations paying their taxes and revealing their ownership structure could be a possible solution in the fight of Europe against tax evasion and tax havens which cost billions of euro annually. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Apple tax evaders
Euro & Finance 04-07-2014

Common EU tax system should start with the banking sector, French advisors say

Paris has long backed the idea of an across-the-board harmonisation of EU member states' tax systems. According to French government advisors, this must begin by a common tax base for the European banking sector, EURACTIV France reports.

Furore over tax evasion opens door to new EU proposal on corporate tax

SPECIAL REPORT / EU leaders responding to the public outcry over tax evasion by multinational companies have triggered a quest for pan-European solutions to tax fraud, but the debate has also enabled the European Commission to return to a controversial proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB).
Euro & Finance 20-11-2012

An EU corporate tax: Breaking the shackles of austerity?

A European-level corporate tax could have bigger and more effective anti-cyclical effects than the financial transaction tax backed by some EU leaders, Ian Begg argues.
Euro & Finance 20-02-2012

Paris, Berlin to unveil joint corporate tax plan at Ecofin

A meeting of finance ministers in Brussels will see France and Germany present plans to align their national corporate tax regimes, as the European Commission's own attempt at EU-level harmonisation has so far failed to garner the required unanimity among the 27 member states.
Brexit 11-04-2011

Single market re-launch to see ‘Polish plumber’ comeback?

Traders such as tour guides and plumbers should be able to ply their wares across member states by flashing professional ID cards under proposals designed to re-launch the Single Market Act this week.
Euro & Finance 16-03-2011

EU corporate tax plan deals blow to Irish

The EU wants to allow companies to file one single European tax return to avoid unnecessary administrative burdens, but the Irish government and businesses claim the move is an affront to Ireland's low corporate tax in all but name. 

Brussels to unearth EU plans for corporate tax

The European Commission is preparing fresh proposals for a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) this year, but views diverge between Brussels, Paris and Berlin over the objectives of the plan.