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The EU needs to maintain a healthy dose of tax competition among member
states. Replacing it with a uniform “European taxation system” would encourage
excessive public spending.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
At this historic juncture, leaders of the European
Union should awaken to the fact that Europe’s strength has always been its
common cultural heritage and its diversity. The way out of the EU’s current bind
is through expanding regional cooperation and replacing centralistic,
market-strangling regulations with robust, friendly competition.
Hungary is officially upbeat about its agreement with Russia to expand the Paks-2 nuclear plant. But behind the hurrah-optimism of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and government officials, the 12 billion euro contract with Rosatom is encountering stiff resistance at home and abroad, writes GIS guest expert Peter Juhasz.
The European Commission’s crackdown last month on tax privileges for multinational corporations could be part of a bigger power play. The stakes could be much higher than preserving the autonomy of national tax authorities.
<i>European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is demanding...
Professor Enrico Colombatto
With eyes fixed on Greece, Europe’s politicians and media are ignoring a weighter economic and geopolitical threat - ‘Brexit’. The United Kingdom is the European Union’s second-largest economy and a military and political heavyweight; it is also the world’s oldest parliamentary democracy and an ardent promoter of free markets and decentralisation. What would the EU...
Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth