Pierre Moscovici

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French president Emmanuel Macron has openly called for an ‘equalisation tax’ on the turnover of digital companies Photograph: Getty

Some European Union members are resisting EU plans to raise the tax bill of tech multinationals, EU draft documents show, in moves that are likely to (...)

Pierre Moscovici said a number of member states still have high levels of public debt that limit their ability to invest. Photograph: AFP

Uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations and US tax and trade policy remain a shadow cast over Ireland’s economic and budgetary prospects, the (...)

EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs Pierre Moscovici presents the autumn economic forecasts on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

The EU Commission predicts 2.2 per cent economic growth in the euro area this year, up 0.5 per cent on its earlier prediction. Its forecast for the (...)

Swiss minister for the economy Johann Schneider-Ammann  and Estonian finance minister Toomas Tõniste at an EU finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Yves Herman/ Reuters

The publication of the Paradise Papers will give an important impetus to EU plans to blacklist and act against states which persist in acting as tax h(...)

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs

Further pressure looks set to be heaped upon the Irish Government over its resistance to European Union-wide corporation tax reforms, after the Europe(...)

The European Commission suggested that EU plans to harmonise tax rules across the bloc could be used to incorporate new rules on digital taxation. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The European Union should push ahead with overhauling the rules around how digital firms should be taxed even if other jurisdictions fail to follow su(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (right) shakes hands with former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, before addressing the members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Jean-Francois Badias/AP Photo

Tax reforms in the European Union, such as higher taxation of online giants, should no longer require unanimous votes from EU ministers, Jean-Claude J(...)

State opera in Vienna: Austria assumes presidency of the European Council in the second half of 2018.  Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Austria has said that pushing forward European and international measures to prevent profit shifting and international tax fraud will be a top priorit(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and  German chancellor Angela Merkel take time out from  meetings in  Paris, France, earlier this month. File photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

When Angela Merkel came to Paris last week with her senior ministers for a joint cabinet meeting with Emmanuel Macron, ahead of the great Trump visita(...)

Pierre Moscovici, European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs, is author of a ‘reflection paper’ from the European Commission. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

A permanent head of the Eurogroup of EU states, and exploring the possibility of creating a new bond market for managing debt collectively, are among (...)

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