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Taxing questions

The EU’s new Taxation Commissioner Algirdas Semeta has announced that he is planning to revive previously shelved plans for an EU-wide carbon tax, aiming to set a minimum levy of €10/tonne of CO2 emitted (although the exact level is a bit unclear) fr…

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Great clunking fist

A BBC documentary has revealed that Londoners will not benefit from a “pre-sale” of tickets for the Olympic games thanks to EU competition law, which prevents discrimination in favour of the host country. Despite having swallowed the increases on their…

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Setting a good example

Amid gloomy economic news about the state of Greece’s public finances and impending austerity measures, former MEP and Greek singing legend Nana Mouskouri has today said she will donate her pension from her time as an MEP (1994-1999) to the public coff…

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As the eurozone’s flaws and weaknesses continue to manifest themselves in the midst of the Greek crisis, the appetite for the euro in Europe’s far north is dminishing. In Denmark, the government has been forced to kick a referendum on the country joini…

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Play one we know!

For those of you that didn’t know, the European Commission is now in the art business, using taxpayers money to fund various culture projects to promote “greater intercultural dialogue” and various other abstract goals.Of the projects chosen for fundin…

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