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8th Apr 2020

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EU considering common tax to end tax havens

EU plans for a common minimum corporate tax rate to end tax havens could be revealed next month, reports Handelsblatt. Tax rates variate from 12.5% in Ireland to 34.4% in France. Luxembourg and Ireland and others using low tax rates to attract business oppose the idea.

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Coronavirus: A test of the West

We are experiencing the first global pandemic unfolding in the 24/7 news cycle and taking its toll, in real time, on our daily lives, our financial security and the global economy.

Coronavirus

Merkel: Virus is biggest challenge in EU history

The German chancellor warned that the only answer can be more Europe. However, disagreements countinue over how to rebuild the bloc's economy after the pandemic. Commissioner Gentiloni warned about the state's increased role.

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Crisis communications

When journalists were barred from the EU commission press room in March because of coronavirus, the relatively-new chief spokesperson, Eric Mamer, amiable Frenchman, had to improvise.

Agenda

Coronabonds clash continues This WEEK

Finance ministers will hold all-important online meeting to find ways to mitigate the econmic fallout from the pandemic and heal wounds between northern and southern member states.

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