Fighting tax evasion: Commission sets up a Platform for Tax Good Governance
EU News 199/2013
Brussels, 23 April 2013
As part of its concerted drive against tax evasion and avoidance, the Commission today set up the new Platform for Tax Good Governance. The Platform will monitor Member States' progress in tackling aggressive tax planning and clamping down on tax havens, in line with the Recommendations presented by the Commission last year (see IP/12/1325). The aim is to ensure that real and effective action is taken by Member States to address these problems, within a coordinated EU framework. The Platform will be comprised of a wide cross-section of interested parties - national tax authorities, European Parliament, businesses, academics, NGOs and other stakeholders. This will also facilitate dialogue and exchange of expertise, which can feed into a more coordinated and effective EU approach against tax evasion and avoidance.
Source and additional information:
Algirdas Šemeta Date: 23/04/2013 Reference: P-023121/00-03 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont Rapid: IP/13/351 SPEECH/13/351 URL