It's Happy Hour again in Brussels, as the EU is reviving its plans for tax harmonisation across the continent.
At stake, the EU proposal for CCCTB, or Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base, which would set the first precedent for tax harmonisation, outside Vat. As reported in the media, the plans appears to have support from the EU Commission (predictably), France (predictably) and Germany 9again, predictably). UK (predictably) is opposed: http://www.cityam.com/216514/uk-brushes-aside-german-tax-plan.
Today, the EU officials are discussing how to tackle tax avoidance and create a system of “fair, transparent and growth friendly” corporation taxation with discussion expected to “feed into” an announcement on corporation tax in June.
Key article on this is here: https://global.handelsblatt.com/edition/183/ressort/finance/article/a-tax-collision-course.