Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2016’

President Tusk at the 71st UN General Assembly

Council President Tusk adressed the General Assembly of the United Nations with a vibrant speech on the values of the Union. Starting with a quote of his last year intervention, “isolationism will never be Europe’s policy” Donald Tusk recalled that 2016 has been a difficult year, but that Europe will always stand for a free and open world governed by …

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Liste des juridictions fiscales non coopératives

La Commission européenne progresse dans la constitution d’une première liste commune, au niveau de l’Union, des juridictions fiscales non coopératives et présente une évaluation préalable («tableau de bord») de l’ensemble des pays tiers selon des indicateurs clés. Il appartient maintenant aux États membres de l’Union de choisir quels sont les pays qui doivent être examinés de manière  plus approfondie au cours …

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Luxembourg problems for ENGIE

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of the GDF Suez group (now ENGIE). The Commission has concerns that several tax rulings issued by Luxembourg may have given GDF Suez an unfair advantage over other companies, in breach of EU state aid rules. DG COMP will assess in particular whether Luxembourg tax authorities selectively derogated from …

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End of Roaming charges

The neverending story of the end of roaming charges, as announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address, sees a new chapter opened by the discussion at College level of a revised draft of the rules needed to avoid abuses of the end of roaming charges in time for June 2017. The Commissioners examined a new approach to …

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