European Parliament Adopts Reports Made by Croatian MEP

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ZAGREB, October 7, 2018 – The European Parliament has recently adopted a few reports prepared by Croatian MEP Ivana Maletić, and two of them were about the simplification of the procedure for certain rules and definitive system for the Value Added Tax in cross-border trade between Member-States and on administrative cooperation in the field of excise duties as regards the content of electronic register, according to a press release issued by the Office of MEP Maletić.

The report on amending the directive on VAT will enable entrepreneurs to reduce costs in cross-border trade. All that will also help reduce tax evasion, according to the press release.

The report on administrative cooperation in the field of excise duties as regards the content of electronic register is directed at enabling a fair competition and protection of producers. and consequently the protection of jobs.

Also recently, MEPs adopted a a report on granting aid to redundancies in financial services sector due to the economic and financial crisis that hit three Dutch areas: Friesland, Drenthe and Overijssel. “Following the dismissal of 1,324 workers in 20 banks in three regions, the most disadvantaged among them will receive EU aid worth 1,192,500 euro to help find new jobs,” according to a press release on the EO web site.

“It is the first time that funds from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) would be made available to workers made redundant in the financial services sector, according to the European Commission. The beneficiaries are the 450 most disadvantaged workers, not the banks.

“The majority of the workers who lost their jobs are women (59%) with low or average education levels, such as administrative personnel and receptionists. 27% of them are over 55 years old, says the report by MEP Ivana Maletić (EPP, HR),” reads the press release on the EP web site.

Unemployment in all three regions where the redundancies occurred is higher than the 5.4% national average (in Friesland it is 10.8 %, in Drenthe 7% and in Overijssel 6.3%).

Maletić’s report by recommending that Parliament approve the aid, was adopted this past Tuesday by 573 votes to 68 against, with 10 abstentions.


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