About: tax evasion

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Changing trends in smuggling
Economy & Jobs 03-10-2016

Changing trends in smuggling “Illicit whites”, a concern for EU security and revenues

The illicit tobacco trade is a global issue with a major impact on the EU, accounting for an estimated 10.4% of the cigarette market worldwide.
Development Policy 31-03-2015

Illicit Financial Flows and development aid

In February, a team of journalists exposed a tax evasion system used by the Swiss subsidiary of HSBC.
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Economy & Jobs 18-03-2015

Commission steps up fight against corporate tax evasion

The European Commission presented new plans to tackle corporate tax avoidance and harmful tax competition on Wednesday (18 March).
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Economy & Jobs 07-11-2014

Juncker will not face MEPs over Luxembourg tax deals

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is reluctant to face MEPs next week to shed light on whether the secret tax deals between more than 300 international companies and Luxembourg are in accordance with EU law.
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Economy & Jobs 06-11-2014

Juncker avoids commenting on Luxembourg tax deals

After more than 300 companies secured secret deals from Luxembourg to slash their tax bills, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and former Luxembourg Prime Minister, was asked on Wednesday if there wasn’t a conflict of interest since he took over as chief of the EU executive.
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EU Priorities 2020 23-05-2013

EU leaders commit to step up fight against tax evasion

After a snap EU Summit in Brussels on Wednesday, EU leaders committed to seeking EU-wide measures to tackle tax evasion and reduce bank secrecy. Europe's leaders also pushed for proposals on sharing bank information, which would make tax fraud easier to spot. Austria, which had been a strong opponent, agreed to support the proposal. EU Council president Herman van Rompuy insisted that tax harmonisation across the EU was not on the cards.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

MEPs statements after May 2013 EU Council

EU leaders met today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

EP Schulz: ‘Young people are as systemically relevant as the banks’

Speaking in a press conference after the May 2013 EU Summit in Brussels, European Parliament President Martin Schulz urged EU leaders to use all the necessary resources to combat youth unemployment in Europe. Speaking about tax evasion, Schulz also added that banks 'should be required to disclose details of their activities and subsidiaries in tax havens'.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

EU leaders meet at the May 2013 EU Summit – group photo

  EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

EP Schulz meets Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades

After meeting Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday in Brussels, European Parliament president Martin Schulz said that Europe will continue helping Cyprus through its financial crisis.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

Herman Van Rompuy’s introductory remarks at the May 2013 EU Council

  European Council President Herman Van Rompuy will seek to maintain momentum on the EU savings directive by asking leaders to agree on tax evasion initiative by the end of the year. Tax evasion deprives EU governments of roughly €1...
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

Finnish Prime Minister Jykri Katainen arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, Finnish Prime Minister Jykri Katainen said 'full transparency' and 'automatic exchange of banking information' are essential to combat tax evasion. 'These decision should have been taken earlier', he added. EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

French President Francois Hollande arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, French President Francois Hollande said that 'instead of increasing taxes, tax revenue must be found where it hides'. EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

Ireland PM Enda Kenny arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, Ireland PM Enda Kenny said that 'Ireland's corporate tax is very clear and transparent and we do not do any special deals with individual companies'. 'The European Commission has not been in touch with him about Apple', he added.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

Greece PM Antonis Samaras arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, Greece PM Antonis Samaras said that developing 'the indigenous energy sources of Europe' is crucial for 'the continent's energy security and the right pricing' EU leaders met today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades said that Europe needs “tax policies that will encourage growth'. EU leaders met today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

UK PM David cameron arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, UK Prime Minister David Cameron urged EU leaders to take 'global action' against tax evasion. 'Sharing of tax information is very important', he added. EU leaders met today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker said that Luxembourg has agreed for automatic exchange of banking information from January 2015. EU leaders met today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.

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