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  • 21 Sep 2016
    Financial management provisions for Member States with financial difficulties Adopted References: ECO/409 EESC-2016-04407-00-00-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Category C Plenary Session: 519 - 21 Sep 2016 - 22 Sep 2016

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  • 21 Sep 2016
    Public tax transparency (country-by-country reporting) Adopted References: ECO/407 EESC-2016-02391-00-00-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Victor ALISTAR (Various interests - GR III / Romania) Co-rapporteur: Petru Sorin DANDEA (Workers - GR II / Romania) Plenary Session: 519 - 21 Sep 2016 - 22 Sep 2016

    Fighting against tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning, both at the EU and at a global level, is an important political priority for the European Union. The EESC welcomes and endorses the Commission proposal, which aims to make the taxation system more transparent as this measure will boost public confidence. The EESC suggests that the Commission should aim for a more ambitious package. It proposes the disclosure of a wider range of data, the gradual reduction of the turnover threshold of EUR 750 Million and that the disclosed data is made publicly available in one of the official languages of the EU in order to achieve the objective of giving the public genuine access to data for the whole single market.

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  • 21 Sep 2016
    New measures for development-oriented governance and implementation Adopted References: ECO/400 EESC-2016-738 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Etele BARATH (Employers - GR I / Hungary) Plenary Session: 519 - 21 Sep 2016 - 22 Sep 2016

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  • 13 Jul 2016
    Action Plan on VAT Adopted References: ECO/406 EESC-2016-02343-00-01-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Daniel MAREELS (Employers - GR I / Belgium) Co-rapporteur: Giuseppe GUERINI (Various interests - GR III / Italy) Plenary Session: 518 - 13 Jul 2016 - 14 Jul 2016

    The EESC welcomes the "Action Plan on VAT", and calls for a  definitive VAT system that is clear, consistent, robust and comprehensive, as well as proportionate and future-proof. The Committee  welcomes the strong focus on closing the VAT gap and tackling the susceptibility of VAT to fraud. There should be results delivered without delay, including by improving cooperation between tax administrations. “Bona fide” enterprises should be protected and no new excessive measures should be imposed on them. The future system of reduced rates must combine flexibility and legal certainty, be transparent, and for the sake of simplicity the number of reduced rates and exemptions must be limited.

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  • 12 Jul 2016
    Access to anti-money-laundering information by tax authorities Ongoing References: ECO/414 Referral - Rapporteur: Petru Sorin DANDEA (Workers - GR II / Spain)

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  • 12 Jul 2016
    Amendment EuVECA and EuSEF Ongoing References: ECO/413 Referral - Rapporteur: Giuseppe GUERINI (Various interests - GR III / Italy) Co-rapporteur: Michael IKRATH (Employers - GR I / Austria)
  • 25 May 2016
    Maximising the contribution of ESI Funds Adopted References: ECO/396 EESC-2016-00351-00-00-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Dimitris DIMITRIADIS (Employers - GR I / Greece) Plenary Session: 517 - 25 May 2016 - 26 May 2016

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  • 24 May 2016
    Anti-Money Laundering Directive Ongoing References: ECO/408 Referral - Rapporteur: Javier DOZ ORRIT (Workers - GR II / Spain)

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  • 28 Apr 2016
    Anti-tax-avoidance package Adopted References: ECO/405 EESC-2016-01284-00-00-AC-TRA Referral - Rapporteur: Petru Sorin DANDEA (Workers - GR II / Romania) Co-rapporteur: Roger BARKER (Employers - GR I / United Kingdom) Plenary Session: 516 - 27 Apr 2016 - 28 Apr 2016 (Summary Plenary Session) OJ C 264 of 20.7.2016, p. 93

    The EESC has in numerous opinions urged for a fair, efficient and growth-friendly corporate tax system, based on the principle that companies should pay taxes in the country where profits are generated. Thus, the Committee welcomes the Commission’s initiatives intended to combat aggressive tax planning and broadly supports the proposed measures as regards the essential elements of the two legislative proposals, the Anti-Tax-Avoidance-Directive as well as the Directive on Administrative Cooperation. It advocates for a more precise scope and framework in certain specific areas (such as e.g. the switch-over clause). The Committee urges to finish drawing up the list of countries or regions which refuse to apply good governance standards and considers that the envisaged legislative measures should not apply to SMEs. Last but not least, the EESC recommends to set a shorter deadline for implementing these rules which implement the commitments made during the negotiations on the OECD's BEPS process uniformly across the EU.

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  • 17 Mar 2016
    Euro area external representation Adopted References: ECO/392 EESC-2015-05877-00-00-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Petr ZAHRADNIK (Employers - GR I / Czech Republic) Plenary Session: 515 - 16 Mar 2016 - 17 Mar 2016 OJ C 177 of 18.05.2016, p.16

    The euro area needs to step up its external representation. This will strengthen its relative weight in international financial institutions and give it a more prominent position in international financial markets. The EESC endorses the rationale behind the two Commission documents and agrees with the main elements of the three-phase scenario to gain a single euro area chair at the IMF by 2025. At the same time, however, the EESC proposes that the Commission also draft scenarios for making stronger and more effective the links with other relevant international bodies, taking particular account of their remits. The EESC also recommends clearly and explicitly defining the roles of euro area external representation and their dovetailing with those of the EU as a whole, with a view to preserving the integrity of the single market.

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