EU bulletin 28th January 2016 EU action on multi nationals tax avoidance

January 28, 2016 3:06 PM

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, EurActiv reports: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/euro-finance/eu-prepares-new-tax-avoidance-push-321379

In order to stop tax-avoidance, 20 EU member states, signed on Wednesday an OEDC agreement to share information about tax-payments by multinational companies, EUobserver reports. Under the new rules, signed by total 31 countries, multinationals must report country by country how much they make and what they pay in taxes: https://euobserver.com/tickers/132033

According to a study by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW),a European asylum agency with far-reaching responsibility for processing refugees and implementing asylum procedures would be a more cost effective and fairer system, See op-ed in EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/justice-home-affairs/plea-european-asylum-agency-321353

The European Commission has proposed a new regulation to overhaul how national authorities approve car types - four months after the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal rocked EU lawmakers, EurActiv reports: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/transport/commission-wants-new-powers-police-car-industry-after-vw-scandal-321363

The French feel more European than they did one year ago, and their confidence in the European Union has grown. But trust in local institutions and politicians remains far higher, EurActiv France reports: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-priorities-2020/french-confidence-european-union-rise-321360