What it says in the papers
New EU tax plan; prescription charges to fall; new OCI official named in Rio probe
- The Irish Times leads with new plans for further cross-border tax harmonisation across the EU, which it says will be discussed at a meeting of finance ministers in Bratislava over the next two days. The paper says it has seen a document prepared by Slovakia, the current holder of the EU presidency, which sets out a number of proposals on the issue.
- The paper says the Central Bank has begun research into...
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