Where: Justus Lipsius building, Brussels, Belgium
Topic: Economy, finance, tax and competition
Organiser: Council of the EU
The Council will aim to agree a general approach on:
The Council will look at the state of play on:
The Council will also be updated on the state of play regarding the proposed directive on the taxation of energy products and electricity , which is aimed at aligning energy taxation more closely with EU policy objectives in the areas of energy and climate change.
Furthermore, it will hold a debate on a proposal for a quick reaction mechanism to fight fraud in the field of value added tax (VAT) . In the context of the European Semester, it will hold an exchange of views on the Commission's annual report on the macroeconomic imbalance procedure and on the Commission's annual growth survey for 2013. Finally, the European Court of Auditors will present its report on the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2011.
A Presidency briefing, agenda and background note will be published on the Council website closer to the date of the meeting.