Bloomberg Tax
Sept. 20, 2022, 7:37 PM

EU Countries Debate Voting Reform With Minimum Tax Stalled

Stephen Gardner
Stephen Gardner
Freelance Correspondent

EU countries remain split on whether to speed up decision making by giving up veto rights they have in some areas, including tax policy, a Czech official said Tuesday.

Some EU countries are “open to qualified majority voting in carefully analyzed policy areas,” but were unlikely to agree soon to a voting system overhaul, said Czech Minister of European Affairs Mikulas Bek. He was speaking after a meeting of European affairs ministers from the European Union’s 27 countries.

  • EU decisions must be taken unanimously on some issues—including tax policy. That means single countries can hold up decisions that ...