The Commission establishes a provision of tax information and tax training

Taxation and Customs Union DG has launched a tender to provision of tax information sources and tax training. The tender has been published in OJ on August 21 2010.
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14 of the 27 EU Member States have not put the rules relating to cross-border crime in place

On July 2010, Italian authorities confiscated €60 million of Mafia assets. In the UK, £92.3 million was seized from an international crime ring with property in Dubai. The seizures only claim a fraction of the total wealth of criminals, which today can be easily transferred across borders.

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Commission urges insurance companies to participate in the Solvency II Quantitative Impact Study

The Commission has launched a fifth Quantitative Impact Study (QIS5) that will be run by the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS) from August to November 2010. The European Commission strongly encourages insurance and reinsurance companies across the EU to participate in this exercise.

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1.8447 million euros in aid for Galicia of EGF

The European Parliament and the Council have adopted a decision on the mobilisation an amount of 1,844,700 EUR of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Galicia in response to the request made by Spain on February 2010.

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Commission approves proposed acquisition of Weyl by Vion

Last 15th July 2010 the merger of the two Dutch meat producers was notified and now the Commission has approved it.

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