The unclear future of Germany’s ‘debt brake’

By |marec 4th, 2020|coronavirus, Debt brake, Ecofin, European Union, Germany, News|

According to media reports, finance minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) has tried to break German frugality rules and take on more debt. This earned him harsh criticism from the co-governing CDU/CSU Union and parts of the opposition and the ministry now denies ...

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EU expands tax heavens blacklist to Cayman Islands and Panama

By |februar 18th, 2020|Cayman Islands, Ecofin, News, Panama, tax abuse, tax haven, tax haven blacklist, Valdis Dombrovskis|

EU finance ministers added on Tuesday (18 February) the Cayman Islands and Panama, together with Palau and the Seychelles, to the bloc's blacklist of tax havens, which now includes twelve countries.

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Commission wary of side effects of Libra regulation

By |november 8th, 2019|crypto-currency, Ecofin, Facebook, libra, News|

The European Commission has called for a “proportionate” and differentiated approach to regulating digital currencies including Facebook’s Libra, as the EU needs to preserve is developing Fintech environment.

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Europe agrees to put forward one candidate for IMF chair

By |julij 10th, 2019|Christine Lagarde, Ecofin, IMF, News, top jobs|

EU finance ministers unanimously decided on Tuesday (9 July) to present one single candidate to succeed Christine Lagarde as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

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Watered-down Tobin tax could enter into force in 2021

By |junij 11th, 2019|Ecofin, EU budget, eurozone budget, financial transactions tax (FTT), News, Taxation, Tobin tax|

EU finance ministers will discuss on Friday (14 June) a new draft proposal for a financial transaction tax (FTT), which will significantly lower expected revenues once participating member states adopt it, according to details of the text seen by EURACTIV.

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LEAK: Commission ramps up pressure on minimum corporate tax

By |maj 17th, 2019|Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB), corporate tax, digital tax, Ecofin, News, Pierre Moscovici, Taxation|

European Commission will urge finance ministers on Friday (17 May) to agree on a floor to corporate taxation, as part of a strategy to shape the ongoing global debate on tax matters, according to documents seen by EURACTIV.com

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Member states shield national vetoes on tax matters

By |februar 12th, 2019|digital tax, Ecofin, News, Taxation, unanimity|

A large majority of EU governments opposed on Tuesday (12 February) the European Commission’s proposal to end the unanimity required to pass legislation on taxation, saying they want to protect national sovereignty and avoid having decisions forced on reluctant countries.

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France and Germany backtrack on digital tax scope

By |december 4th, 2018|Bruno Le Maire, digital services tax, digital tax, digitax, Ecofin, France, Germany, News|

France and Germany presented on Tuesday (4 December) revised plans for the EU's proposed digital tax reforms under which large firms would pay a levy only on advertising sales and not on total revenues, representing a significant reduction of the Commi...

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EU reaches limited agreement to bolster economic and monetary union 

By |december 4th, 2018|Banking union, Ecofin, Eurogroup, European Deposit Insurance Scheme, European Stability Mechanism (ESM), eurozone budget, Hanseatic League, News|

EU finance ministers concluded a deal on Tuesday (4 December) to bolster the region with new tools to save ailing banks and member states but postponed Europe-wide instruments to protect depositors or stabilise national economies.

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Stark divisions among member states in EU digital tax plans

By |november 6th, 2018|big tech, digital tax, Ecofin, EU digital tax, EU finance ministers, Facebook, Google, Hartwig Löger, News, Pierre Moscovici, sunset clause, YouTube|

EU finance ministers remain divided over a raft of issues in the European Commission's digital services tax (DST) plans after a meeting on Tuesday (6 November) drew attention to a plethora of challenges in reaching a consensus.

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