Pierre Moscovici

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Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday that Brussels wanted Italy to present ‘a credible path’ for its finances this year and next, and called for quick decisions

Italy aims to convince the EU to delay until the autumn a decision on whether to open a disciplinary procedure over its finances, which is expected to(...)

The European Commission criticised the State for failing to “decouple” economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions.  Photograph: iStock

The State should broaden its tax base, continue to address aggressive tax planning, and focus investment on low carbon and energy transition, the Euro(...)

 European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom  arrive for the EC meeting in Brussels on Tuesday.

The State’s GDP growth is expected to moderate to 3.8 per cent in 2019 and 3.4 per cent in 2020 on the back of a less benign external environment, the(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s intervention shows the way the wind is blowing.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland was one of the countries which blocked the proposed introduction at EU level of an interim digital sales tax – a proposed 3 per cent levy on t(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (C), shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey  in the Houses of Parliament in London preparing for a meeting with prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May and the British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn held a “useful but inconclusive” meeting on the way forward on Brexit o(...)

Poland’s finance minister Teresa Czerwinska and Czech Republic finance minister Alena Schillerova ahead of the Ecofin meeting. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

EU attempts to tax the digital giants were laid to rest by EU finance ministers at their Ecofin meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. They agreed to freeze(...)

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici presents the EU executive's economic forecasts during a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 7, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

“A handful of headstrong states . . . regrettably” have blocked EU taxation of the digital giants, EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Wednesday compl(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and finance minister Olaf Scholz. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Some EU finance ministers have given short shrift to proposals from the European Commission to end unanimity voting on taxation. The ministers, meeti(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has slapped down a proposal from the European Commission to abolish national vetoes on EU taxation policy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe wasted no time in rejecting the European Commission’s blueprint to end national vetoes on major tax issues and re(...)

European commissioner  Pierre Moscovici is asking the member states to allow voting on tax issues to move from unanimity  to QMV. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

With the European elections looming and the commission’s term running out, it’s time for a commissioner to be thinking in legacy terms. Sure, there ar(...)

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