IP/14/835  17-07-2014 - Fighting fraud: Major progress in anti-fraud policy but Member States must do more to combat fraud 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 July 2014 Member States must step up their work to prevent, detect and report fraud affecting EU funds, according to the Commission's annual report on the protection of financial interests (PIF report).
MEMO/14/487  17-07-2014 - Questions and Answers: The protection of EU financial interests and the fight against fraud 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 July 2014 See IP/14/835 What is the purpose of the Annual Report on the Protection of the EU's Financial Interests? Member States have to adopt all necessary measures to protect the EU budget, and to counter fraud and any other illegal activities affecting the financial...
IP/14/822  11-07-2014 - Commission opens investigation into statistical reporting in Valencia 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 11 July 2014 Commission The European Commission has decided to launch a formal investigation into the possible manipulation of statistics in the region of Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana), Spain. The Commission is not calling into the question the accuracy of statistics in Spain.
MEMO/14/477  11-07-2014 - Questions and Answers: Commission investigation into statistical reporting 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 July 2014 See IP/14/822 What powers does the Commission have to investigate irregularities in Member States' statistics? Since 2011, the Commission (Eurostat) has new powers to look deeper into the quality of Member States' statistics for EDP purposes.
IP/14/810  10-07-2014 - Taxation: Commission refers UK to Court of Justice for failure to comply with EU rules on marked fuel 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission has decided to refer the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the European Union for not properly applying the rules on fiscal marking on fuel.
IP/14/809  10-07-2014 - Taxation: Commission refers Portugal to Court of Justice over excise duty rules for cigarettes 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission has decided to refer Portugal to the Court of Justice for failing to change its excise duty rules related to the marketing of cigarettes. In Portugal, a time limit for the sale of cigarettes is set down, linked to...
IP/14/808  10-07-2014 - Taxation: France referred to the Court regarding donations to foreign general-interest bodies 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The Commission has decided to refer France to the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding its tax system for donations made to bodies pursuing general-interest objectives and having their registered office in another EU or EEA Member State.
MEMO/14/470  10-07-2014 - July infringements package: main decisions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 July 2014 July July In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.
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...
IP/14/776  07-07-2014 - Operation ERMIS: 70 000 counterfeit goods seized in EU joint customs operation 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 July 2014 Over 70 000 counterfeit goods were seized during a major Joint Customs Operation (JCO) code-named “ERMIS”. The Operation focussed on postal and courier mail traffic, to identify fake products shipped through small consignments.