Tag: European Commission

Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 4: The EU Enters Its Endgame »

[See Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.] The Brexit vote was never just about whether the Brits would reject rule from Brussels. The real issues were much broader and felt across the whole EU—an arrogant and undemocratic elite, its disastrous economic policies and an increasing gap between haves and have-nots,...
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Google Agonistes »

News reports on Tax Day suggest that the European Commission wants to nail Google Inc.’s scalp to the wall as punishment for committing alleged antitrust (competition) law violations. At issue is the way in which the company assigns priorities to the links consumers see when they “google” generic search terms like “booksellers”, “cameras”, and...
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Harmful Tax Practices: Harmful to Whom? »

In the December 2009 National Tax Journal, which targets an academic and policymaking audience, there are several articles on international tax avoidance and evasion. One, by Gaetan Nicodeme, who works with the European Commission, is titled “On Recent Developments in Fighting Harmful Tax Practices.” These “harmful” tax practices, as you might guess, are policies...
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