Matters Political

  • Bernard Jeffcote
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Part of the Finance and Capital Markets Series book series (FCMS)

Abstract

Progress towards tax harmonisation within the EEC is very much subject to the whims of political fashion, the skills of individuals in getting measures adopted, and unlikely horse trades involving matters apparently totally unconnected with taxation. A classic result of these forces is that we have the Mergers Directive which to a large extent, though fortunately not exclusively, sets forth a tax regime for transactions which cannot legally be executed at the time it comes into force.

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© Ernst & Young 1993

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  • Bernard Jeffcote

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