STATEMENT/14/342  29-10-2014 - Commissioner Šemeta welcomes the signature of the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 29 October 2014 I am pleased that today Finance Ministers from 50 countries and jurisdictions have signed a Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the implementation of the Global Standard for the automatic exchange of financial account information.
SPEECH/14/693  14-10-2014 - Speaking points by Commissioner Šemeta at the ECOFIN press conference 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Economic and Finance Ministers Council Luxembourg, 14 October 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so pleased that the last ECOFIN meeting of this Commission mandate has been such an interesting and fruitful...
SPEECH/14/533  08-07-2014 - Speaking points by Commissioner Šemeta at the ECOFIN press conference 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Economic and Finance Ministers Council Brussels, 8 July 2014 Before I comment on the Italian Presidency Work programme, I would like to first thank the Greek presidency for all it achieved in...
SPEECH/14/526  03-07-2014 - Facilitating tax compliance, Tackling non-compliance 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud 18th General Assembly of the Intra- European Organisation of Tax Administrations Belgrade, 3 July 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, In 2010, I had the honour to attend the General Assembly of IOTA in...
STATEMENT/14/204  20-06-2014 - Commissioner Šemeta welcomes Council agreement on measures to fight tax avoidance 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 20 June 2014 "Ladies and Gentlemen, Our campaign against corporate tax avoidance marches on, with further important advances today. I am delighted that Finance Ministers have agreed on a crucial revision to the Parent-Subsidiary Directive, which will block a prevalent form of aggressive tax planning, known...
STATEMENT/14/196  16-06-2014 - Statement by Commissioner Šemeta on Taxation Trends in Europe 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 16 June 2014 Statement "Our recent recommendations to Member States stressed the need to lower labour taxes in order to create jobs in Europe. Today's Tax Trends report confirms the Commission's concerns.
SPEECH/14/415  02-06-2014 - Speaking points by Commissioner Šemeta on the Country- Specific recommendations 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Press conference Brussels, 2 June 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, If we want to create jobs in Europe; if we want to truly become competitive; then we absolutely need to bring down the...
STATEMENT/14/179  02-06-2014 - Statement by Vítor Gaspar, Chair of the High Level Expert Group on Taxation of the Digital Economy 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 28 May 2014 Statement In the High Level Expert Group there was consensus that speaking about the 'digital economy' as something separate from the normal economy is deceiving. Our whole society and economy are becoming digital.
STATEMENT/14/176  28-05-2014 - Statement by Commissioner Šemeta and Vice-President Kroes on Taxation of the Digital Economy 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 28 May 2014 Statement Receiving the report by the High Level Expert Group on Taxation of the Digital Economy today (see IP/14/604), EU Tax Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta stated: "This report provides very good food for thought.
SPEECH/14/386  16-05-2014 - EU-China Customs Cooperation: An ambitious path forward 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Joint Customs Cooperation Committee (JCCC) Beijing, 13 May 2014 Minister Yu, Vice-Minister Sun, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first express my gratitude for the hospitality we have received on the occasion of...