He had been proposed as energy Commissioner, but was transferred after MEPs complained about his ‘incompetence’ in this subject. Kov cs’ confirmation followed a second parliamentary hearing where he defended himself against criticism of his communist past.
‘I have nothing to hide’, he declared, before displaying some expertise in his new brief and announcing liberal plans to sweep away ‘all tax obstacles that currently inhibit individuals and companies from operating freely across borders’.
He replaces Latvia’s Ingrida Udre, also criticised by MEPs.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements