The EESC approves the proposal with the following comments:
- certain amendments concern the energy sector, whose tax scheme was originally based on a 2003 directiveand subsequently transposed into the VAT Directive. As a result of the technical terms used, its scope proved to be too narrow, and failed to reflect economic realities;
- the sources of energy mentioned would be taxed in the Member States where the service is provided in terms of supply or access.
 Council Directive 2003/92/EC of 7 October 2003.