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ETUC Congress supports a 25% European corporate tax

Press Release –Paris 1 October 2015 -Yesterday at the ETUC Congress, Europe’s trade union leaders took a clear stance on corporate taxation in the EU. Trade unions reaffirmed the need to stop the downward trend of progressive taxation on corporate profits and the upward trend of regressive tax as VAT and corporate tax avoidance. “As we have been saying for years, Europe’s tax trends are deeply worrying. As a result workers, consumers regardless of their income levels and SMEs end up paying (...)

Two weeks in the fight against the tax dodgers

(Brussels 30th September) In the world of tax things can sometimes seem to happen at a snail’s pace, particularly for those of us who want real change for a fairer tax system. Yet the last couple of weeks have confirmed that the fight against tax avoidance is firmly at top of the political agenda. On Thursday 17th September European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was grilled by MEPs on the special committee on tax rulings (TAXE). The committee was set up in the wake of the (...)

Finance Ministers’ appearance before tax committee: who said what

(29 September 2015) The Special Committee on tax rulings and other similar measures (TAXE) met on 22nd September 2015 and had a first exchange of views with Pierre Gramenga, the Finance Minister of Luxembourg, on behalf of the Council, as LU holds the rotating presidency of the EU, and then with the Finance Ministers of Italy, France, Spain and Germany. Gramenga said that the draft directive on Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) on tax rulings, put forward by the Commission last (...)

Finance Ministers questioned by MEPs on corporate tax avoidance

(Press Release – 22 September 2015) Today, the French, Italian, German and Spanish Finance ministers will be grilled by the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings (TAXE) on growing evidence of widespread tax avoidance by major multinational corporations. The Committee is pushing for 14 companies that did not turn up at hearings to explain their tax dealings to be blacklisted from the European Transparency Register. These include household names such as Amazon, Google, (...)

Say yes to country by country tax reporting by transnational companies

European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) - European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) Press Release (7 July 2015) EPSU and EFFAT urge the European Parliament to vote in favour of compulsory public disclosure of country by country reporting (CBCR) for large companies (Draft directive on shareholders’ rights). “The LuxLeaks tax scandal showed once again public anger at a business model that minimises wages and tax payments at the expense of the (...)

Vote on the Shareholders’ Rights Directive

(7 July 2015) In this July Plenary the European Parliament will discuss and vote on the Shareholders’ Rights Directive. EPSU wrote to the Members of the European Parliament to recommend that they support the text of the Report as voted by the Legal Affairs Committee. The Report would contribute significantly to build a fairer and more transparent corporate governance for listed companies, ensuring that relevant information about directors’ remuneration, tax strategies and risky operations of (...)

Syndicats, ONG et élus défendent la justice fiscale à l’Assemblée Nationale

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE - 26 juin 2015 SOUS EMBARGO JUSQU’AU 26 JUIN 2015 A 10h00 À l’occasion du colloque PARADIS FISCAUX, ÉVASION FISCALE : UNE QUESTION DE JUSTICE", la FSESP présente le scandale McDonald’s et celui des coupes dans les administrations fiscales Communiqué de Presse de la Fédération Syndicale Européenne des Services Publics (FSESP) La Fédération Syndicale Européenne des Services Publics (FSESP/EPSU) participe aujourd’hui au colloque "PARADIS FISCAUX, ÉVASION FISCALE : UNE QUESTION DE (...)

EPSU supports Lima Declaration on Tax Justice and Human Rights

(23 June 2015) Tax revenue is the most important, reliable and sustainable instrument to resource human rights says a statement of an international coalition of tax justice groups including several with whom PSI and EPSU have collaborated. The statement is part of a global action week to draw attention to tax justice and ensure the rich and corporations pay their share. Today’s corporate tax system is outdated and privileging the interest of multinational companies. The statement calls for (...)

Commission’s action plan on corporate taxation lacks clear actions

(Joint Press Release EPSU-ETUC, 17 June 2015, Brussels) The European Commission has issued its new action plan entitled A fairer corporate tax system in the EU today. Europe’s trade unions support a fairer and more efficient corporate tax regime addressing tax avoidance which is robbing society of billions of Euros to finance public services and social protection and to redistribute wealth and income. But the Commission’s plans lack clear actions. The Commission states that companies must (...)

Encuentro FSP UGT/EPSU creando concienca sobre justicia fiscal en Europa y en el África subsahariana

Madrid, 27 de mayo de 2015 Escuela Julián Besteiro, c/Azcona 53 – 28028 Madrid http://portal.ugt.org/ejb/ Como parte de un proyecto financiado por la Comisión Europea, la Federación Europea de Sindicatos de Servicios Públicos (EPSU) y la Federación de Servicios Públicos de la Unión General de Trabajadores de España (FSP-UGT) organizan un seminario de capacitación sobre fiscalidad en empresarial, recientes iniciativas para frenar el dumping fiscal y propuestas sindicales para desarrollar un régimen (...)

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