Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fighting tax evasion: EU and Switzerland sign historic tax transparency agreement

Today the EU and Switzerland signed a historic new tax transparency agreement, which will significantly improve the fight against tax evasion. Under the agreement, both sides will automatically exchange information on the financial accounts of each other’s residents from 2018. … Continue reading

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Commission prepares an Action Plan for fairer and more growth-friendly tax systems in Europe

The College of Commissioners today held an orientation debate on measures to make corporate taxation fairer, more growth-friendly and transparent. It was agreed that a new EU approach to corporate taxation is needed to successfully address tax abuse, ensure sustainable … Continue reading

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Commission proposes draft EU budget 2016: focus on jobs, growth, migration and global action

The Commission today proposed a 2016 EU budget of €143.5 billion in payment credits to support the recovery of the European economy and help improve lives in Europe and beyond. The money will be invested to boost innovation, create jobs, … Continue reading

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Energy prices in the EU Household electricity prices in the EU rose by 2.9% in 2014 Gas prices up by 2.0% in the EU

In the European Union (EU), household electricity prices rose by 2.9% on average between the second half of 2013 and the second half of 2014 to reach €20.8 per 100 kWh. Since 2008, electricity prices in the EU have increased … Continue reading

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Commission prepares an Action Plan for fairer and more growth-friendly tax systems in Europe

The College of Commissioners today held an orientation debate on measures to make corporate taxation fairer, more growth-friendly and transparent. It was agreed that a new EU approach to corporate taxation is needed to successfully address tax abuse, ensure sustainable … Continue reading

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Commission proposes draft EU budget 2016: focus on jobs, growth, migration and global action

The Commission today proposed a 2016 EU budget of €143.5 billion in payment credits to support the recovery of the European economy and help improve lives in Europe and beyond. The money will be invested to boost innovation, create jobs, … Continue reading

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Guidelines for use of ICT in learning process to be presented at conference in Riga

The guidelines are the main outcome of the ICT4IAL project, which took place for two years and concluded in December 2014. Created as a tool for practitioners and organisations that provide information for learning, the guidelines contain a set of … Continue reading

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Meeting to seek for solutions to strengthen plant health regime

Participants of the meeting will discuss the following issues: how quickly it is possible to detect pests and how pest eradication measures are regulated at the national level in each Member State. Participants will also discuss the measures related to … Continue reading

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Congratulatory Message by President Juncker to Mr. Andrzej Duda for his election as President of Poland, 26 May 2015

Dear President-elect, I would like to congratulate you on your election as President of Poland. I am confident that under your Presidency, Poland will continue to be a positive force for European integration and its economic development. I count on … Continue reading

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Co-Chairs’ statement 24th GCC-EU Joint Council and Ministerial Meeting

The 24th session of the Joint Council and Ministerial Meeting of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and the European Union (EU) was held in Doha, Qatar on 24 May 2015. The GCC delegation was … Continue reading

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