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  • 31 May 2017
    VAT - derogation - reverse charge Adopted References: ECO/428 EESC-2017-00072-00-00-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Giuseppe GUERINI (Various interests - GR III / Italy) Plenary Session: 526 - 31 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017

    The EESC supports the measures that the European Union has put in place to tackle all forms of tax fraud and takes the view that the reverse charge mechanism for collecting value added tax (VAT) may be a useful tool in countering carousel fraud and VAT evasion. However, the use of the reverse charge mechanism, which is a derogation from the established principles on VAT, must not be allowed to harm the internal market and it must be temporary and properly assessed by the Commission.

    The Committee furthermore recommends focusing particular attention on the proportionality principle, as the cost of compliance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) related to introducing a reverse charge mechanism could be considerable.

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  • 30 May 2017
    EU personal pension product Ongoing References: ECO/440 Referral Rapporteur: Philip VON BROCKDORFF (Workers - GR II / Malta)
  • 30 May 2017
    EU finances by 2025 Ongoing References: ECO/439 Referral Rapporteur: Stefano PALMIERI (Workers - GR II / Italy) Co-rapporteur: Petr ZAHRADNÍK (Employers - GR I / Czech Republic)
  • 30 May 2017
    Deepening EMU by 2025 Ongoing References: ECO/438 Referral Rapporteur: David CROUGHAN (Employers - GR I / Ireland)
  • 30 May 2017
    Capital Markets Union: Mid-term Review Ongoing References: ECO/437 Referral - Rapporteur: Daniel MAREELS (Employers - GR I / Belgium)
  • 30 May 2017
    Disincentives to aggressive tax avoidance Ongoing References: ECO/436 Referral Rapporteur: Victor ALISTAR (Various interests - GR III / Romania) Co-rapporteur: Petru Sorin DANDEA (Workers - GR II / Romania)
  • 27 Apr 2017
    Terrorism Financing – Controls of cash movements Adopted References: ECO/427 EESC-2017-00342-00-01-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Javier DOZ ORRIT (Workers - GR II / Spain) Co-rapporteur: Mihai IVASCU (Various interests - GR III / Romania) Plenary Session: 525 - 26 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017

    The EESC supports the Commission's proposal to expand the scope of controls and the competency of the authorities in order to conduct checks and confiscate goods, whenever there is a reasonable indication of illicit activities. The EESC recommends to improve cooperation, both between the competent authorities and between Member States and suggests that penalties should be harmonised across Member States and communicated to the Commission in a coherent way. The Committee also proposes that, in addition to gold, other "highly liquid commodities" should be included in the definition of cash from the moment the new regulation is adopted and it draws attention to the threat of further use of pre-paid cards by criminals and terrorists to covertly finance their activities.

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  • 27 Apr 2017
    Euro area economic policy 2017 (additional opinion) Ongoing References: ECO/435 Own-initiative - Rapporteur: Petr ZAHRADNÍK (Employers - GR I / Czech Republic) Co-rapporteur: Javier DOZ ORRIT (Workers - GR II / Spain)
  • 30 Mar 2017
    Banking reform – Capital requirements and resolution framework amendments Adopted References: ECO/424 EESC-2016-06799-00-00-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Daniel MAREELS (Employers - GR I / Belgium) Plenary Session: 524 - 29 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017

    The EESC very much welcomes the Commission’s package of proposals and hopes that it will contribute effectively to complementing the work done after the crisis to reform the financial sector. The Committee welcomes the underlying holistic and integrated approach and believes that the proposed measures will undoubtedly help strengthen Europe’s prudential and resolution framework for banks. The Committee also these proposals will enable progress to be made not only in further advancing the Banking Union, but also in implementing its third pillar, the European Deposit Insurance Scheme and that certain specific adjustments in the proposals should facilitate the pursuit of a Capital Markets Union.

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  • 29 Mar 2017
    Territorial typologies Adopted References: ECO/431 EESC-2017-01107-00-00-ac-tra Referral - Rapporteur: Category C Plenary Session: 524 - 29 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017

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    EESC opinion: Territorial typologies

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