domingo, maio 16, 2004
A presidência irlandesa e a Comissão Europeia revelaram estar contra as propostas de harmonizaçáo fiscal.
Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said on Friday he opposed calls for European Union nations eventually to harmonize their corporate tax rates.
"Tax harmonization in my view, and tax issues, are a matter of competence of member states and should remain so," said Ahern, whose nation holds the rotating presidency of the now 25-strong EU, after talks in Lisbon with Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso.
In Brussels on Thursday, a spokesman for tax commissioner Frits Bolkestein told reporters that the commission had "absolutely no intention" of presenting a proposal on corporate tax rates.
"If there is an initiative by France and Germany in this regard, it will not be supported by the commission," Jonathan Todd said, reiterating the backing of Brussels for "fair tax competition" among EU members
posted by Miguel Noronha 3:36 da manhã
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