TAXATION
TAXATION: Anti-tax avoidance – political agreement on measures targeting hybrid mismatches

Brussels, 21/02/2017 (Agence Europe)The European finance ministers have reached a political agreement on the second version of the anti-tax avoidance directive (ATAD2) specifically aiming to respond to hybrid mismatch situations between a member state and a third country (see EUROPE 11654).

These mismatches play on the difference in legal description of the same operation that may exist between one member state and another and give rise to situations of double non-taxation. The first version of the directive, which was the subject of an agreement between the member states in May (see...

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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 962
Mike Pence seeks to reassure Europeans about future of transatlantic relations

Brussels, 20/02/2017 (EDD)US Vice President Mike Pence sought once again, on Monday 20 February, to reassure Europeans, underlining during his meetings with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that the USA was determined to continue its cooperation with the EU.

The vice-president underlined the resolve of the United States to...

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1953 - 2016

On 12 March 1953, the first issue of the daily news bulletin "Europe" was published, and we are therefore celebrating our sixty-third anniversary. This is a ripe old age for a press agency, but is not extraordinary in and of itself: older news agencies exist, some of them much older. What is unusual about us is that we are exactly as old as the first European Community, the forerunner of today's European Union. In July 1952, the Paris Treaty came into force, giving rise to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), and it was at the beginning of 1953 that the "ECSC levy" started being applied, the first European tax. In February 1953, the coal and steel markets were opened up to the six participating countries. This moment marked the end of prehistory and the beginning of history for the united Europe, and Agence Europe's newsletter took on its role of closely following developments in Europe's history from one day to the next.

Bulletin Quotidien Europe 11730 - 22/2/2017
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
TAXATION: Anti-tax avoidance – political agreement on measures targeting hybrid mismatches
TAXATION: European list of criteria to define tax havens finally agreed upon
TAXATION: FTT – France proposes draft compromise on pension funds issue
STATE AID: Apple's arguments in its appeal against its undue tax advantage judgement
MONEY LAUNDERING: European financial supervisors flag up shortcomings in European rules
INSTITUTIONAL
POLAND: Poland hoping that 'politically motivated' rule of law dossier is now over
UNITED KINGDOM: Juncker says Brexit cost will be 'very hefty'
BUDGET: Council welcomes reduced level of error in 2015 budget
BUDGET: Oettinger stresses that there are just a few weeks left to conclude mid-term revision of MFF
SECTORAL POLICIES
AGRICULTURE: Compromise organic farming text kindles renewed hope in Council
AGRICULTURE: Delegated act to increase aid to Italian farmers affected by earthquakes
BIODIVERSITY: Auditors find shortcomings in Natura 2000 management, financing and monitoring
ENERGY: Agreement between Spain and Portugal on Almaraz nuclear waste repository
ENERGY: EU and IAEA take new measures for strengthening nuclear cooperation
ENERGY: EU consumption down against 1990 but dependence on fossil fuel imports rises
SINGLE MARKET: Council generally hails Commission's proposals on services
INTERNAL MARKET: Unions welcome European Parliament own initiative report on aviation strategy
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: First of all, apply existing European rules
EXTERNAL ACTION
TRADE: Malmström says US protectionist threat pushing other countries to move closer to EU
SOUTH SUDAN: EU announces €82 million in emergency aid to fight famine and help neighbouring countries
VENEZUELA: European Parliament calls for release of opposition leader
NEWS BRIEFS
TRADE: Indonesia files appeal against WTO ruling on EU anti-dumping measures targeting fatty alcohols
GAMBIA: EU hails country's decision to retract its withdrawal from ICC
INTERNAL MARKET: Provisional application of Unitary Patent could enter into force this May
MIGRATION: Paris asks United Kingdom to take more unaccompanied minors from France
FISHERIES: Commission protects 'West Wales coracle-caught salmon' indication
RUSSIA: Mogherini pays tribute to Russian ambassador to UN, who has died
EEAS: Mogherini appoints two new heads of delegation
SOMALIA: EU condemns new terrorist attack in Mogadishu