IP/16/3132  23-09-2016 - Customs Union: Number of counterfeit goods seized by EU authorities continued to rise in 2015 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 September 2016 Customs authorities across the EU seized an estimated five million more counterfeit items in 2015 than the previous year, according to new figures released today by the European Commission.
IP/16/2996  15-09-2016 - Fair Taxation: Commission launches work to create first common EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 September 2016 The European Commission is forging ahead with work to draw up a first common EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions by presenting a pre-assessment ('scoreboard of indicators') of all third countries according to key indicators.
MEMO/16/2997  15-09-2016 - Questions and Answers on the common EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 September 2016 Why is the Commission proposing a common EU system for listing non-EU jurisdictions? The new EU listing process is part of the EU's campaign to clamp down on tax evasion and avoidance and promote fairer taxation, within the EU and globally.
IP/16/2936  06-09-2016 - VAT Gap: Nearly €160 billion lost in uncollected revenues in the EU in 2014 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release VAT Gap: VAT Gap: Brussels, 6 September 2016 A staggering €159.5 billion in Value Added Tax (VAT) revenues were lost across the EU in 2014 according to figures released by the European Commission today.
MEMO/16/2909  06-09-2016 - VAT Gap: Frequently asked questions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 September 2016 What is VAT? Value Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax, charged on most goods and services traded in the EU. The tax is levied on the 'value added' to the product at each stage of production and distribution.
IP/16/2456  12-07-2016 - Fighting tax evasion: EU and Monaco sign new tax transparency agreement 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 July 2016 Today the EU and Monaco signed a new tax transparency agreement, under which they will automatically exchange information on the financial accounts of each other's residents from 2018.
IP/16/2354  05-07-2016 - Fair Taxation: The Commission sets out next steps to increase tax transparency and tackle tax abuse 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 5 July 2016 The Commission has today set out the next steps in its campaign to boost tax transparency in order to fight tax evasion and avoidance in the EU, taking into account the problems highlighted in the recent media leaks known as the...
MEMO/16/2406  05-07-2016 - Questions and Answers on measures to increase tax transparency and tackle tax abuse 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 5 July 2016 Why is the fight against tax evasion and avoidance a priority for the Commission? Tax evasion and avoidance deprive public budgets of billions of euros a year[1], create a heavier tax burden for citizens and cause competitive distortions for businesses that...
SPEECH/16/2419  05-07-2016 - Discours du commissaire Pierre Moscovici sur la fiscalité à la session plénière du Parlement européen 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 5 July 2016 Merci, Madame la Présidente, Messieurs les Rapporteurs, Mesdames et Messieurs les Députés, Permettez-moi d'abord d'adresser mes félicitations très sincères aux deux Rapporteurs – M. Kofod et Theurer – à la Commission Spéciale TAXE, à son président M.
SPEECH/16/2417  05-07-2016 - Remarks by Commissioner Moscovici at the press conference at the launch of the new transparency rules to tackle terrorism financing, tax avoidance and money laundering 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 5 July 2016 [Introduction] Today marks an important further step towards achieving the greater tax transparency that Europeans have been demanding in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal.