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Environment MEPs to vote on #CETA deal Thursday 12th January



Friday 6 Jan 2017

To come into force the final EU Canada trade agreement (CETA) has to be passed by a majority of MEPs in the European Parliament. In advance of this vote of the full parliament my committee the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee is voting on the following text on Thursday 12th January:

“The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety calls on the Committee on International Trade, as the committee responsible, to recommend that Parliament decline to give its consent to the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part.” Read More

Tax Justice: Its only fair

Tax justice - It's only fiar


Friday 4 Nov 2016

The ruling by the European Commission to force Apple to pay €13 billion in back taxes is a sign that Ireland’s corporate tax model may not be sustainable for much longer. Public and political opinion across Europe is moving towards greater transparency around tax arrangements for global corporations. Read More

No good reputation without taxation #AppleTax



Wednesday 5 Oct 2016

As I joined a number of Irish colleagues in a meeting with EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in Strasbourg, this week, a very simple truth was foremost in my mind: a corporate tax regime that fails to claim a minimally fair amount of revenue from large corporations, be it by design or default, robs the fundamental workings of government of legitimacy, both at home and abroad, whatever about the complex details and context surrounding such matters. Read More