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[EN seulement] A compulsory Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) for all companies – both transnational and at a later stage also national –, taxing profits where they are generated, and sanctions for companies operating in tax havens: these are among the measures advocated by the European Economic and Social Committee to stop aggressive tax planning in the EU. Aggressive tax planning schemes, which exploit the wide discrepancies between EU Member States' taxation systems, allow big transnational companies to avoid paying their fair share to the Member States in which they operate and cost Member States' treasuries hundreds of billions of euros in losses every year.


L’économie du bien commun mise en avant au Parlement européen

À l'occasion d’un événement organisé le 10 décembre 2015 au Parlement européen, Carlos Trias Pintó, membre du CESE, discute avec des responsables politiques et des acteurs européens de premier plan de la manière de progresser encore vers un «marché éthique européen» fondé sur les principes énoncés dans «L’économie du bien commun».


[version FR bientôt disponible] The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) wants COP21 to be a major milestone to put the international community on the right track to limit global warming to a maximum of 2° C compared to preindustrial levels. It adopted its position on COP21 already in July 2015 with some key messages for decision makers:

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How do you boost reindustrialisation in Europe? How do you reach 20% of GDP from manufacturing by 2020? What are the regional challenges in terms of industrial policy? These were some of the questions raised during a conference – EU industrial policy: does a one-size-fits-all approach work? – held in Malta on 30 November 2015. The participants discussed how to tailor industrial policy to the needs of different EU Member States.


La cinquième assemblée des PME s'est tenue du 18 au 20 novembre, à Luxembourg. Cette manifestation de haut niveau et bien organisée a rassemblé quelque 300 participants venus de toute l’Europe, au rang desquels figuraient notamment des représentants de PME, des fonctionnaires européens de haut niveau ainsi que des représentants d'ONG, du milieu universitaire et des médias.