The European Commission wants EU member states to consider allowing it to levy direct taxes - a move that could ease the burden on national budgets.So, that "burden" would get directly transferred from the national "budget" to the individual citizen/company? What, apart from another significant loss of national sovereignty to Brussels, would be in it for us, the mere citizens of the EU?
The EU's Budget Commissioner, Janusz Lewandowski, said he would present some options next month for direct EU taxes.
Taxes on aviation, financial transactions and CO2 emission permits are all possibilities, he told the daily Financial Times Deutschland.
Monday, August 9, 2010
The EUcracy never goes on holiday.
Must admit I had a chuckle when I first read this; nice timing though, right in the middle of the "cucumber season", when every self-respecting Euro-sceptic is probably sunning himself on the beaches of er... Europe: