The EU Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici is determined to table a digital tax proposal at EU level, despite warnings from the OECD. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, he also warns EU countries for failing to publish the commitments made by tax havens to exit the EU’s ‘black list’.
Optimism about the future of Europe and the outlook of the global system became dominant during the World Economic Forum that concluded last week, despite doubts about the integration process of the bloc and risks affecting the world economy remain.
The OECD will unveil in April its first conclusions on how to tax internet companies. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, its secretary general Ángel Gurría expressed concern about the fragmentation of the EU's response, expected in March.
Albania has done most of its homework on judiciary, crime and corruption and expects a "straightforward recommendation" to open EU accession talks this year, its prime minister told EURACTIV.com on Friday (26 January).
The World Economic Forum missed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday (24 January), but presidents, prime ministers, and ministers from all EU countries were there to send the message that Europe is back.
Spain's Foreign Affairs Minister Alfonso Dastis had to deal with a diplomatic crisis from the World Economic Forum. When he sat down with EURACTIV for this interview over his lunch, Venezuela already temporally recalled his ambassador from Spain to protest for Spain's intromission in its domestic affairs, Caracas claimed, partly because of the EU sanctions. A couple of hours after the interview concluded, Nicolas Maduro's government expulsed the Spanish ambassador in Caracas.
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, whose failure to persuade British voters to stay in the EU led to his exit from office, was caught on camera saying Brexit was not going as badly as he had believed it would. The EU also confirmed the UK would lo...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni told business leaders in Davos on Wednesday (24 January) that migration cannot be solved by countries alone, it needs a concerted action, but also public-private investments.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker cancelled on Wednesday (24 January) his highly anticipated appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) due to stomach flu, EU sources confirmed to EURACTIV.
As the EU embarks on a difficult year to trace the future course of its existence, the world is growing increasingly anxious at how Brussels and the 27-country bloc will reinvent itself to fully take its leading role in the global order.