Principles of a trans-European taxation system
If the member states are so willing to give themselves the means to further increase the taxable share of economic activity and so united around this cause, why don’t they put this unison at the service of a project which only depends on them: that of trans-European taxation? Certainly a trans-European taxation system wouldn’t be enough to tax all the money generated in the world. But, already, it would allow part of businesses and individuals’ taxation operating in Europe to be simplified, preventing “double non-taxation” and filling all the cracks created by a fragmented tax system thoroughly exploited by an army of tax experts...
ECB putting eurozone economy at risk, German expert group says
The European Central Bank's (ECB) plans to pump more cheap credit into banks risk undermining the long-term health of the eurozone, according to Germany's leading economic expert group...
LuxLeaks: Juncker veut mettre fin aux pratiques fiscales secrètes
Le président de la Commission a reconnu être « politiquement responsable de ce qui s’est passé à l’époque au Luxembourg », refusant toutefois d’être considéré comme l’architecte de ces montages fiscaux...Le Soir
The euro zone’s terrible mistake
The new fiscal rules for the EU “include a commitment not to force private sector bondholders to take losses on any future eurozone bail-outs”. If this principle really does get enshrined into some new treaty, it will be one of the most fiscally insane derelictions of statesmanship the world has seen...
Early Signs Of A Pullback In Drilling Activity
With oil prices low and showing no sign of an immediate rebound, the industry is beginning to pull back on spending...
South Korea, China agree on outline of free-trade deal
The leaders of China and South Korea have reached broad agreement on a free-trade deal that would allow Korean firms enhanced access to China’s huge market and mark a diplomatic victory of sorts for Beijing...
Poor Cut Off From Banks as U.S. Lags Behind Most of G-7: Economy
The share of the U.S. population 25 and older with a savings or checking account was 91 percent in 2011, lower than any other Group of Seven nation except Italy, based on the latest available World Bank data...
Putin Wants Total Victory In Eastern Ukraine — Not A 'Frozen Conflict'
Above all, the Kremlin has been, and remains, determined to keep Ukraine out of NATO. It is only slightly less determined to keep Ukraine out of the European Union and to prevent NATO from building up its eastern defenses...
Spike in Russian military activity is about more than Ukraine
A new study details the rise in close encounters between Russian forces and the West this year. The increase coincides with the Ukraine crisis, but it would be wrong to view it only in the light of recent events...
US and China agree climate deal
The US and China on Wednesday (12 November) announced an unexpected climate deal in a move that may ease European industry fears that the EU's climate goals are risking its competitive edge...
Kissinger warns of West’s ‘fatal mistake’ that may lead to new Cold War
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has given a chilling assessment of a new geopolitical situation taking shape amid the Ukrainian crisis, warning of a possible new Cold War and calling the West’s approach to the crisis a “fatal mistake.”...RT.com
Obama tente le forcing à l'APEC
La réunion annuelle de l'APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) qui se tient les 10, 11 et 12 novembre à Pékin vise principalement à lancer une première « étude stratégique » pour la mise en place d'une zone de libre échange pour l'Asie-Pacifique (FTAAP) ...Europe Solidaire
Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital’ wins Business Book of the Year
Capital in the Twenty-First Century, an epic analysis of the roots and consequences of inequality, has been named the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year...Financial Times
In Climate Deal With China, Obama May Set 2016 Theme
A variety of polls show that a majority of American voters now believe that climate change is occurring, are worried about it, and support candidates who back policies to stop it. In particular, polls show that majorities of Hispanics, young people and unmarried women...The New York Times
Historic protests convulse Mexico
Mounting fury over government officials' response to -- and possible role in -- the students' disappearance has convulsed the country for weeks, posing a mounting challenge to Mexico's President amid demonstrations where at times violence has flared...CNN
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