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The "Taxes in Europe" database is the European Commission's on-line information tool covering the main taxes in force in the EU Member States. Access is free ...
TI welcomes new transparency on EU fund beneficiaries but calls for more standardised information
Transparency International (TI) welcomes the European Union's (EU) new system for disclosing the beneficiaries of its funds. The European Commission recently ...
Report on Trading of OTC Derivatives
This report presents the IOSCO Task Force's analysis of the characteristics of exchanges and electronic platforms, the characteristics of over-the-counter ...
Enhanced Cooperation on Financial Transaction Tax
In September 2011, the European Commission tabled a proposal for a Directive on a financial transaction tax. The essence of this proposal was that a low-rate, ...
Taxation of the Financial Sector - COM(2010) 549/5
Financial transactions tax - COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE ...
Financial Sector Taxation - guide
The European Commission has set out its ideas for the future taxation of the financial sector. Working on the basis that the financial sector needs to make a ...
Transparency of Debtors assets - guide
The European Commission on 6 March 2008 adopted a Green paper with the scope to launch a broad consultation among interested parties on how to improve the ...
Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union - guide
At the informal summit on 30 January a new Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union was finalised by all EU Member ...
Consumer protection in financial services - Undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) – improved requirements for depositaries and fund managers
The European Commission has presented a legislative package that raises standards in financial services and removes loopholes for the benefit of consumers. ...
Joint press release: SEPA risks failure unless corrections are made, say end users
The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) that aims to establish one set of Europe-wide rules for credit transfers, debt transfers and payment card services risks ...
Union for the Mediterranean: Commission increases contribution to priority projects - briefing
On the eve of the first anniversary of the launching of the Union for the Mediterranean (Paris, 13 July 2008), the European Commission has announced an ...
Task Force on Unregulated Financial Markets and Products
This report by the Technical Committee of IOSCO makes recommendations about regulatory approaches to be considered by financial market regulators and then ...
Union for the Mediterranean - background
The Union for the Mediterranean (UpM), created at the Paris Summit of Euro-Mediterranean Heads of State and Government on 13 July 2008, is the framework of ...
Useful information
Useful links and practical information on banking and credit institutions in the EU
Common system of VAT (the 'VAT Directive')
This Directive codifies the provisions implementing the common system of VAT, which applies to the production and distribution of goods and services bought and ...
Cooperating against VAT Fraud
As part of an intensified battle against tax fraud, the European Commission on 6 February 2014 launched the process to start negotiations with Russia and ...
Study to quantify and analyse the VAT Gap in the EU-27 Member States - final report
The study aims to understand the recent trends in the field of VAT collection better, by updating the VAT Gap estimates for 2000-2006 produced in the Reckon ...
How VAT works in the European Union
Value Added Tax, or VAT, in the European Union is a general, broadly based consumption tax assessed on the value added to goods and services. It applies more ...
The country-specific documents on this European Commission page contain basic information on the application of VAT in the Member States for the use by ...
The European Commission has adopted a proposal to change the EU VAT Directive 2006/112/EC in respect to the invoicing rules, based on a Communication on the ...
Review of the VAT invoicing rules - briefing
The European Commission adopted a proposal on 28 January to change the VAT Directive 2006/112/EC in respect to the invoicing rules, based on a Communication on ...
The European Council adopted on 20 December 2001 a Directive (2001/115/EC) on VAT Invoicing. This Directive, which amends the 6th VAT Directive, had to be ...
VAT Invoicing Rules in the EU
EU Council Directive 2001/115/EC harmonises, simplifies and modernises invoicing obligations on traders when they sell goods or services that are subject to ...
Modernising VAT rules applied on financial and insurance services - guide
The European Commission adopted on 28 November 2008 a proposal for a European Union Directive aiming at modernising and simplifying the complex VAT rules for ...
The objective is to create a level playing field for the indirect taxation of digital electronic commerce for EU and non-EU businesses and to make compliance ...
Venture capital investments
The publication presents the different stages in venture capital investments - early stage and expansion and replacement stage- and their situation in ...
Venture capital for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - guide
The EU Action Plan to improve access to finance for SMEs presents the various EU policies and measures to make access to finance easier for Europe's 23 million ...
EU Tenders - Finance and Related Services
Today's EU tenders covering Finance and Related Services business sectors from 'Tenders Electronic Daily' (TED)
EU 2020 strategy must not turn a blind eye to the public sector, warn SMEs
The EU 2020 strategy must focus more on the quality, implementation and enforcement of public regulations if it is to live up to its role as Europe's long-term ...
Spring cheer for Portugal as EU issues country recommendations
The European Commission recommended Monday that the EU's Excessive Deficit Procedures be closed for Portugal and Croatia, as it issued its spring package of ...
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 457
EU summit - climate change - long-term EU budget - Brexit - European Green Deal

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