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February 2019

Better to have convincing tax proposals rather than resorting to abolishing unanimity on tax matters

The idea that is being floated by the European Commission on ending unanimity on tax matters in the Council of the European Union “is not just a matter of sovereignty but more importantly about the possible use of force when the power of conviction is lacking”. This is how Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna described the communication issued by the European Commission titled ‘Towards a more efficient and democratic decision-making ... [+]

Combating tax fraud at the European level

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna welcomed the tax officials from the 28 member states attending the 12th meeting of the Eurofisc Group Working Field 1 dealing with MTIC fraud. The two-day conference, hosted by Malta, is being held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta between the 6th and 7th of ... [+]