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Commission updates EU audiovisual rules and presents targeted approach to online platforms

On 25 May 2016, with a Press release, the European Commission, has presented its proposal to update of EU audiovisual rules: create a fairer environment for all players, noch 624 Wörter

Netflix, Amazon Face Calls For European Content Quota

The European Commission announced Wednesday it would be seeking to impose a quota for on-demand and streaming video services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime of at least 20% European content across its film and TV catalogues. noch 667 Wörter


Christian Aid's take on proposed European measures on corporate tax avoidance

With the Panama Papers and now the French police raid of Google’s offices in Paris, the glare of the spotlight on tax abuse by companies continues to grow even more intense. noch 468 Wörter

The Juncker Commission's ten priorities: State of play in 2016

Written by Étienne Bassot and Wolfgang Hiller,

A year and a half has elapsed since Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took office on 1 November 2014, having presented the ten priority areas which would serve as his Commission’s guiding lines for the next five years and which would therefore form the basis of its annual work programmes. noch 570 Wörter


Google’s Paris office raided in French tax evasion probe

“French investigators raided Google’s Paris headquarters on Tuesday as part of a tax evasion inquiry, the financial prosecutor’s office said,“ Reuters reports.

„Investigators from the financial prosecutors office and France’s central office against corruption and tax fraud, accompanied by 25 IT specialists, took part in the raid,“ Reuters reports. noch 493 Wörter


MEPs push for stricter interest deductibility rules

European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for an EU anti-tax avoidance directive, but Members of European Parliament called for stricter limits on deductions for interest payments and an effective corporate tax rate of 15 percent. noch 212 Wörter


US Treasury asked to ensure fair EU tax ruling inquiry

US Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Committee members Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have written to the Treasury asking it to continue its active engagement with the European Commission and member states to ensure the foreign officials do not issue tax rulings that inappropriately target US-based companies. noch 318 Wörter