NEWSThe centre-right pan-European party will elect its candidate for European Commission this morning.
French MEP Joseph Dail was last night re-elected as president of the European Peoples Party (EPP), the pan-European political party behind the EPP group in the European Parliament.
The vote by delegates at the EPP party conference in Dublin was 512 to 44.
Daul was first elected president last Autumn after the passing of former [...] Read more
Special report: Taxation
Published Thursday, 27 February 2014
The EU's attempts to reform taxation rules.
The economic crisis exposed weaknesses in public finances. A global approach to reforming tax systems is now required.
The world's most developed economies realise it is in their own interests to increase co-operation on tax issues.
While a healthy level of tax competition may be considered beneficial, the current system is unfair.
The EU is keen to introduce EU-wide reforms, but is facing opposition from its member states at every turn
The European Commission is taking steps to simplify rules on value-added tax, but a single unified VAT regime remains a long way off
The European Commission is renewing its scrutiny of tax breaks and incentives across the EU
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An agreement on authorising genetically-modified crops may be within reach following a shift in position by Germany
The road to disaster is paved with simplifications and Kremlin-speak
The European Union's relationship with Ukraine will change forever as a result of recent events.
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MEPs voted last week to prolong into the next parliamentary term temporary arrangements about the provision of interpretation to and from certain languages for which the European Parliament is short of interpreters.
A European Citizens' Initiative, ‘One of Us', was submitted to the European Commission last Friday (28 February) with 1,721,626 certified signatures from 18 EU member states.
Eurovision says it expects “between five and seven presidential hopefuls” to take part in its televised debate between the candidates for the European Commission presidency that will be staged in the European Parliament's Brussels hemicycle on 15 May.
Congratulations to Dannar Leitmaa and Margus Järv, journalists on the Eesti Ekspress, who, it was announced this week, are winners of the Bonnier award for investigative journalism, Estonia's biggest journalism prize.
NEWSMerkel says asset freezes on Russian officials could follow within days.
NEWSUkraine's prime minister says that Russia's “aggression” damages hopes of persuading Iran and North Korea to reject nuclear weapons.
NEWSStrong euro and fall in energy prices contributing to low inflation, Draghi says
NEWSEarly signs suggest that EU leaders are unlikely to impose sanctions on Russia despite accelerating move towards break-up of Ukraine.
NEWSSpeculation that Barnier may withdraw tonight, leaving Juncker unopposed.
NEWSSons and closest aides of ousted Ukrainian president among 18 Ukrainians on EU blacklist.
NEWSMember states seek to resolve differences over how to respond to invasion.
NEWSProposal would increase the amount of information shared by national tax authorities.
NEWSMEPs called off talks earlier this week.
NEWSCall for European importers to disclose where they obtain their stocks, but no obligation.
NEWSPartial agreement on data hoped for by June
NEWSTransport ministers delay first reading.
NEWSSmall advance team is ready for deployment.
NEWSEthnic-Hungarian party brought into coalition
NEWSThe centre-right European People's Party is to name German MEP Manfred Weber as its next group leader in the European Parliament after the elections on 22-25 May.
NEWSSix MEPs breached European Parliament rules when they failed to declare on time the visits to Azerbaijan they made last October, according to an advisory committee that monitors compliance with the Parliament's code of conduct.
NEWSCitizens of Slovakia will vote in the first round of presidential elections on 15 March, and the contest has entered an important phase, with the 14 contenders facing the media in a series of interviews on the public-service television channel.
NEWSThe leaders of the political groups in the European Parliament have dropped the idea of setting up a special sub-committee on matters to do with the eurozone.
NEWSMacedonia is to hold an early parliamentary election on 27 April after the two parties in the ruling coalition fell out over President Gjorge Ivanov's decision to stand for a second term in office.
NEWSCatherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, will visit Iran this weekend in a bid to maintain the diplomatic momentum towards a long-term international agreement on the future of its nuclear programme.
NEWSTentative agreement on new rules for posting of workers.
COMMENTCopyright rules can be frustrating for consumers, but, as the Commission is discovering, bringing in reforms is a tricky business.
COMMENTA study suggests that making grants and loans flexible to promote student mobility is having only limited success
COMMENTThe EU's register of lobbyists has taken on a new lease of life.
COMMENTSome member states remain wary of the 2030 emissions targets and timeline
Campaigners welcome outcome, which would contain only minimal opportunities for derogations from banned species list.
Commission to continue monitoring Germany's weak domestic demand.
Commission calls on European importers of four metals and minerals to disclose where they obtain their stocks.
First money could be available “within weeks”; package includes €5bn from EBRD.
GUE/NGL set to be the third-largest group in the next term, according to a new forecast.
In Ukraine, Putin misread Ukrainians, Yanukovych and the West.
Research increasingly suggests that inequalities of wealth and income are on the rise and the EU is ill-equipped to deal with the problem.
No one should be judging the health of democracy inside the EU by the norms of Ukraine or Russia.
Critics of the Putin regime should not resort to Russia-bashing.
The European Commission president chose a bad time to speak his mind.
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