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The tax take: All’s not fair in love and EU law

A changing of the guard at the European Commission usually brings a fresh agenda with it, but new president Ursula von der Leyen doesn’t seem at all keen to rock the boat

28th July, 2019
Ursula von der Leyen

It is a peculiarity of the EU system that once a project is started by the European Commission, it never seems to go away. Once a file has been opened, it will still be batted about in the commission, various councils of ministers and the European Parliament long after everyone has lost interest.

One of the few occasions when a European project gets dropped is when a new commission takes over. The incoming commission president...

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