Ahead of a crucial EU Summit in Brussels, the European Parliament has backed a common European strategy to combat tax fraud, tax evasion and tax havens.
The move today (Tues 21st) comes as pressure mounts for action on multinational companies from Google and Starbucks to Apple who are paying only tiny amounts in tax.
Press Statement from the European Parliaments Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council after a conference on Palestinian prisoners in Ramallah the 27-28 April 2013.
The Secretariat European Parliament Members call for the freeing of Palestinian political prisoners Members of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council participated in the international meeting "Freedom and Dignity", which focused on the situation and political role of Palestinian prisoners and was held on 27 and 28 April 2013, at the 11th anniversary of the arrest of Marwan Barghouti, in Ramallah.
There are growing indications that the EU will confirm anti-dumping duties on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware from China for five years, marking victory for Potteries ceramics firms and local Lib Dem Euro MP Phil Bennion.
The European Commission imposed provisional anti-dumping duties of up to 58% on Chinese tableware imports last November after an investigation upheld claims by manufacturers, including Steelite of Stoke on Trent, that huge quantities of Chinese products were being sold in the EU at artificially low prices.
Conservative MEPs have been accused of betraying British business after the European Parliament narrowly rejected a proposal by the European Commission to delay the auctioning of greenhouse gas allowances to avoid a further drop in the price of carbon.
Carbon prices in the UK currently leave UK manufacturers paying more for their electricity than their EU competitors and the EU plans would have reduced that gap.
Lib Dem employment spokesman Phil Bennion MEP has welcomed news that EU funding to help local business in English regions will continue as the government announces a £6.
17 billion pot for the 2014-2020 spending round.
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