Commissioner Moscovici due to travel to Stockholm and Copenhagen

Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs is in Sweden tomorrow where he will take part in a seminar on the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) at the Commission representation in Stockholm and meets with the Swedish Parliament Committees dedicated to Taxation and Finance and European Affairs. While in Stockholm, Commissioner Moscovici will also have meetings with Magdalena Andersson, Swedish Minister of Finance, Anders Kessling, State Secretary at the Ministry of Employment and the Governor of the Swedish Central Bank, Stefan Ingves. On Friday, the Commissioner travels to Copenhagen, Denmark where he will deliver the keynote speech at the Copenhagen EU Tax Law Conference and holds a working session with Danish Members of Parliament. In Copenhagen, the Commissioner will also take the opportunity to meet Karsten Lauritzen, Danish Minister for Taxation, and Per Callesen, Danish Central Bank Governor. Ahead of his visit, Commissioner Moscovici said: “I am very much looking forward to visiting Sweden and Denmark at this important moment in the debate on the future of the European Union. I will be engaging with policymakers and stakeholders in both countries to discuss our ideas for making the euro more attractive to those EU countries that are currently outside the euro area, and to help those who wish to join to do so – without putting any pressure on those that are not ready to do so. I will also be setting out the Commission’s taxation agenda for the rest of the year, including VAT reform, taxation of the digital sector, and the fight against tax avoidance.