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Tax-News.com: European Commission Announces New Anti-Avoidance Measures

In response to the publication of the Panama Papers, the European commission has proposed new measures to improve transparency and better facilitate the exchange of information between tax authorities.

New €50 note will not end forgeries, says German police chief

The chairman of the German police union, Rainer Wendt, has warned that the new €50 note will not be completely safe from forgers. EurActiv Germany reports.
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Ukraine’s corrupt judges targeted in constitutional reforms

Ukraine’s parliament approved yesterday (2 June) judicial reforms that Western backers say are needed to fight corruption, in the first constitutional vote the ruling coalition has pushed through since an overhaul of the government in April.
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Member states fail to reach deal to tackle company tax avoidance

European Union finance ministers failed on Wednesday (25 May) to agree new rules to counter tax avoidance and deferred until June a possible deal on clamping down on schemes by multinational companies to disproportionately reduce tax bills.

European Commissioner Defends Inquiries of Tax Deals

The European official investigating special tax deals for multinational companies defended her inquiries Monday, deflecting U.S. accusations she is disproportionately targeting U.S. companies.

Publish minutes of expert meetings, Ombudsman tells Commission

The European commission should start publishing comprehensive minutes of the meetings of the 830 expert groups the executive uses to inform its policy decisions, an EU watchdog has said.

Juncker backs forcing multinational companies to publish their tax bills

European commission President Jean-Claude Juncker supports forcing multinational companies like Google, Amazon, and Apple to publish the profits they make and the taxes they pay in each EU country they operate in.
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EU?s anti-tax avoidance package likely to fail, say NGOs

The European Commission’s new proposals to crack down on multinational companies avoiding paying tax in the countries they earn their profits won’t be enough to fight tax havens, according to NGOs.
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EU prepares for new tax avoidance push

The European Union will launch plans Thursday (28 January) to stamp out tax avoidance by multi-national corporations whose rock-bottom tax bills have provoked public outrage.
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Commission wants new powers to police car industry after VW scandal

The European commission today (27 January) proposed a new regulation to overhaul how national authorities approve car types - four months after the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal rocked EU lawmakers. The draft law will give The European commission new powers to oversee national authorities in charge of approving vehicles.
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