EU tax plans spell trouble for treaty

Proposals for a common EU tax base could scupper Cowen’s efforts to persuade the country to vote for the Lisbon Treaty.

12th April, 2008

Proposals for a common EU tax base could scupper Cowen’s efforts to persuade the country to vote for the Lisbon Treaty.

It never rains but it pours. As though incoming Taoiseach Brian Cowen didn’t have enough to worry about with unemployment rising and tax revenues falling, he now has to worry about the French pushing for a common European tax base - at the very time that he must also persuade Irish voters...

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