30th May 2023


No consensus on Commission plan to end tax veto

EU finance ministers expressed "clearly diverging" views on the European Commission's plan to decide certain tax issues by a qualified majority of member states, rather than unanimity. Euro commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said Tuesday that the executive wants to move "step-by-step" and combatting tax fraud should be the first issue decided by majority only. Despite several ministers opposing the idea, the Romanian presidency plans to hold further discussions on the topic.

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Equatorial Guinea: a 'tough nut' for the EU

The relationship between one of Africa's smallest countries, run by the world's longest-serving dictator, remains difficult — especially after the European Parliament broke its 20-year silence on human rights in the country.

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