Request for coordinated action: European tax justice week 17-23 June - action day 19 June Version FR ci-dessous
The EPSU Executive Committee of last April endorsed the next series of actions and policy demands as part of the EPSU campaign against tax fraud and avoidance (by the wealthiest and transnational corporations) "Europe’s missing €1Tn: we want it back!" (launched last November to run until the European elections May 2014).
These include a European Tax Justice Week on 17-23 June, (...)
EPSU comments - Executive Committee 16-17 April 2013
As new investigation reveal how the rich dodge taxes– EPSU says: ban secrecy, invest in tax administrations and cross-border cooperation
EPSU statement (Brussels, 5 April 2013) - A group of investigative journalists revealed yesterday how 1000s of rich individuals are using tax havens to avoid paying their fair share of taxes http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/apr/03/offshore-secrets-offshore-tax-haven. With an estimated 32 Trillion dollars (...)
(25 March 2013 - Press Communication) New research released today by the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), as part of its closing the European tax gap campaign, shows impact of austerity on tax collection services.
The research seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate in the EU institutions on a new action plan against tax fraud and avoidance.
It reveals that since the start of the crisis, instead of investing in tax services that collect much needed revenues to (...)
Report commissioned by EPSU to Labour Research Department, Lionel Fulton, March 2013
In November last year EPSU, the European Federation of Public Service Unions, launched a campaign to close the tax gap in Europe. EPSU believes that it is essential to reduce tax evasion and tax avoidance and ensure that governments are able to collect the levels of the tax that have been democratically agreed.
EPSU sees action on tax evasion and avoidance as key to tackling the crisis in (...)
Friday 22 February, 9h00 till 13h00, EPSU offices, rue Joseph II, 40 - 1000 Brussels
The objective will be to provide an update on the EPSU no to tax fraud campaign “ the missing € 1 Trillion: we want it back” and discuss next steps including:
EPSU- commissioned LRD report on cuts in tax administrations – soon available
Actions by affiliates leading up to the European tax justice week 17-23 June 2013
No to tax fraud Website
European Commission’s action plan against tax fraud ( (...)
EPSU Press Release – 14 February 2013
The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) welcomes the European Commission’s draft directive for a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT), released on 14 February 2013.
EPSU General Secretary Carola Fischbach Pyttel says: “The Commission’s financial transactions tax proposal is better than the initial plan; the impact on growth and jobs will be more positive and risks of tax avoidance more limited. It is welcome that the increased scope of the (...)
Belgique: La FGTB réclame une fiscalité plus juste et plus progressive
jeudi, 10 janvier 2013
La FGTB déplore que la veuve du roi Baudouin ait la possibilité légale de prendre les dispositions nécessaires pour réduire au maximum les droits de succession sur ses avoirs, pour partie d’origine publics.
Ce montage rappelle, entre autres, l’épisode, dénoncé par la FGTB, de Bernard Arnault, venu en Belgique pour échapper à l’impôt sur la fortune dans son pays et qui a créé une Fondation pour éluder les (...)
Public service unions’ campaign to crack down on tax dodgers not public sector workers
(6 December, Cyprus) A delegation of EPSU, the European Federation of Public Service Unions, in cooperation with its Cypriot affiliate, PASYDY, met yesterday on 5 December in Nicosia to implement the EPSU campaign against tax fraud and avoidance.
The meeting coincides with the European Commission’s new plan to tackle tax fraud including tax heavens expected to be published today. Amid recent scandals (...)