MEP demands external auditor for EU

Audit MEP demands external auditor for EU

11y Alan Osborn

MEP demands external auditor for EU

Former whistleblower Marta Andreasen calls for independent audit following claims that EU auditors are regularly intimidated Read More...

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Obama's crusade goes global

Accounting Standards Obama's crusade goes global

12y Alan Osborn

Obama's crusade goes global

The new President's plans for major reform of US financial regulation will have important knock-on effects for the entire accounting world Read More...

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Andreasen slams EC 'mafia'

Politics Andreasen slams EC 'mafia'

14y Alan Osborn

Andreasen slams EC 'mafia'

Former EC chief accountant loses appeal against dismissal but vows to fight on Read More...

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EC suspends subsidies to five UK regional authorities

Politics EC suspends subsidies to five UK regional authorities

15y Alan Osborn

EC suspends subsidies to five UK regional authorit...

Brussels withholds regional subsidies from English regions after financial controls row Read More...

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Countries told to ease SME ownership changes

Company News Countries told to ease SME ownership changes

16y Alan Osborn

Countries told to ease SME ownership changes

Business transfers should be more straightforward, Commission says Read More...

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Commission warns of clearing overhaul

Consulting Commission warns of clearing overhaul

16y Alan Osborn

Commission warns of clearing overhaul

Euro Commission calls on securities industry to help produce new clearing and settlement system Read More...

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Extended scrutiny causes alarm for foreign auditors

Audit Extended scrutiny causes alarm for foreign auditors

16y Alan Osborn

Extended scrutiny causes alarm for foreign auditor...

US oversight board plays down growing number of overseas inspections Read More...

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EC decides not to reform credit rating agencies

Corporate Governance EC decides not to reform credit rating agencies

16y Alan Osborn

EC decides not to reform credit rating agencies

After call from European Parliament for reform, Commission decides to leave sector untouched but 'on watch' Read More...

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UK in hot water over EU accounting directive

Corporate Governance UK in hot water over EU accounting directive

16y Alan Osborn

UK in hot water over EU accounting directive

ECJ formally warns Britain about non-compliance with accounting directive, but government hopes to avoid legal action Read More...

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Tsunami brings out Big Four's charitable side

More News Tsunami brings out Big Four's charitable side

16y Alan Osborn

Tsunami brings out Big Four's charitable side

As the clean-up in the Indian Ocean continues, firms are providing free accountancy services vital to the aid effort Read More...

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McCreevy 'seeks changes' to services directive

Company News McCreevy 'seeks changes' to services directive

17y Alan Osborn

McCreevy 'seeks changes' to services directive

McCreevy hints that he will seek major changes to EU's services directive to stop 'social dumping'. Read More...

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FEE wary of Sarbox-style legislation

Audit FEE wary of Sarbox-style legislation

17y Alan Osborn

FEE wary of Sarbox-style legislation

European accountants disappointed by EC move to 'undermine' audit quality. Read More...

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JDS chief defends Andreasen

Accounting Firms JDS chief defends Andreasen

17y Alan Osborn

JDS chief defends Andreasen

Marta Andreasen, the sacked EU whistleblower, received the backing of the UK's chief accounting policeman when she made a final attempt to save her jo...

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EC moves to clarify VAT rules

Corporate Tax EC moves to clarify VAT rules

17y Alan Osborn

EC moves to clarify VAT rules

New legislation proposed by the European Commission will remove many of the contentious 'areas of interpretation' in the European Union's sixth direct...

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Andreason expresses 'shock' at EC decision

Management Andreason expresses 'shock' at EC decision

17y Alan Osborn

Andreason expresses 'shock' at EC decision

Marta Andreasen has told Accountancy Age of her 'shock' today over learning of her dismissal from the European Commission. Read More...

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Andreasen verdict expected within days

Audit Andreasen verdict expected within days

17y Alan Osborn

Andreasen verdict expected within days

Marta Andreasen, former chief accountant of the European Commission, expects to hear in a matter of days whether or not she is to be dismissed for bre...

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Andreasen awaiting EC dismissal

Audit Andreasen awaiting EC dismissal

17y Alan Osborn

Andreasen awaiting EC dismissal

Marta Andreasen, former chief accountant of the European Commission, isexpecting that a disciplinary board will shortly recommend her dismissalbut sti...

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EC to create public prosecutor to fight fraud

Company News EC to create public prosecutor to fight fraud

17y Alan Osborn

EC to create public prosecutor to fight fraud

The creation of a European Public Prosecutor next year is among a number ofactions announced by the European Commission in its fight against fraud. Re...

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Brussels puts the emphasis on reform

Company News Brussels puts the emphasis on reform

17y Alan Osborn

Brussels puts the emphasis on reform

The new president of the European Commission, former Portuguese prime minister Jose Manuel Barroso, has made clear that for the next five years at lea...

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Brussels attacks 'Anglo-Saxon' standards club

Consulting Brussels attacks 'Anglo-Saxon' standards club

17y Alan Osborn

Brussels attacks 'Anglo-Saxon' standards club

Controversy over IAS39 heightened this week after it emerged that European Union officials were in sympathy with states like France that believe the s...

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EC in new drive to stamp out tax evasion

Administration EC in new drive to stamp out tax evasion

18y Alan Osborn

EC in new drive to stamp out tax evasion

Faced with evasion of excise taxes amounting (in 1996) to €4.8bn, the European Commission is acting to improve collaboration between the tax authoriti...

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EC considers VAT changes

Administration EC considers VAT changes

18y Alan Osborn

EC considers VAT changes

The European Commission is proposing a significant shake-up of the manner in which value added tax is levied when customers purchase goods. Read More...

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Andreasen to fight gagging order

Accounting Firms Andreasen to fight gagging order

18y Alan Osborn

Andreasen to fight gagging order

Marta Andreasen, former chief accountant of the European Commission, is challenging a gagging order by the Commission, which is accusing her of speaki...

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Mismangement continues to dog EC finances

Audit Mismangement continues to dog EC finances

18y Alan Osborn

Mismangement continues to dog EC finances

Observers are asking whether the financial mismanagement at the European Commission will ever end after the European Court of Auditors refused to sign...

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Whistle while you work?

Company News Whistle while you work?

18y Alan Osborn

Whistle while you work?

It is an odd and depressing fact that employees who expose corruption, negligence and other malpractices in their workplace usually end up more revile...

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OLAF to report on rise in fraud cases

Company News OLAF to report on rise in fraud cases

18y Alan Osborn

OLAF to report on rise in fraud cases

An increase in the amount of fraud and irregularities reported to European Union anti-fraud unit OLAF will be noted in the organisation's next annual ...

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EC to extend dividend tax concessions

Corporate Tax EC to extend dividend tax concessions

18y Alan Osborn

EC to extend dividend tax concessions

The European Commission wants to widen the scope of European Union legislation limiting the taxation of dividends paid by subsidiaries to parent compa...

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