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Le Conseil Italien du Mouvement Européen souligne les principes de la démocratie représentative et ceux de la démocratie participative qui constituent les éléments essentiels de la vie démocratique au sein de l’Union. Dans ce cadre, rappelle le principe selon lequel le nouveau Président de la Commission devra être choisi compte tenu des résultats des élections… » read more

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The twinning of towns within the EU has resulted in initiatives that have been clearly insufficient, although it is true that they have provided pleasure to many citizens, which in itself is positive. We need a true European network of towns and cities, which is both designed and supported by the Committee of Regions.

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We need to improve the measures aimed at achieving bilingualism, starting from an early age. We also need to go one step beyond this and aim to achieve trilingualism. As far as bilingualism is concerned, the simultaneous learning of the mother tongue and one of the so-called EU working languages must be compulsory in both… » read more

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We should seriously consider the introduction of a “European VAT” and a “European Income Tax” which would go directly towards financing the EU. These taxes would substitute a part of the VAT contributions and a part of the direct contributions from each member state. These new taxes would play a great role in increasing citizens’… » read more

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We need to work towards a minimum standardization of all direct taxation. Admittedly, this is difficult but it is achievable. We have already made advances in this direction in the following areas: company mergers, subsidiaries, and the elimination of double taxation for associated companies. However, the standardization of the taxation of losses incurred in other… » read more

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We need to achieve the complete standardization of VAT in all Member States. The principle of free decision about exemptions and rates of interest, and the problems of calculations of VAT in operations of purchase and resale within different member states, fly in the face of a common VAT system.

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The so-called UK rebate is an anomaly, as the UK government itself has recognized. It is true that the Financial Perspectives reduced it to 4,000 million €. It is also true that the justification for the UK rebate is based in the continuing excessive cost of the CAP (now reduced to 43% of the EU… » read more

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