On se souvient des choux gras il y a un an: l'Union Européenne entendait imposer aux cantons suisses des obligations fiscales; d'ailleurs, notre imposante "entourante" (l'Europe est plus qu'une voisine) entend toujours imposer ces obligations. C'est du moins ce que l'on peut déduire du fait que, un an après, les discussions à ce sujet vont toujours bon train. Ce blog avait déjà proposé une brève analyse juridique (Fr) de la question, concluant bien vite que la jalousie européenne à l'égard de notre place financière constituait un fondement bien plus crédible pour les revendications que l'accord de libre-échange de 1972.

One recalls the headlines of the press a year ago: the European union was decided to have the Swiss cantons modify their legislation concerning corporate taxes.
It so happens that it was not simply a mere moment of weariness from our European "surrounder" (it is far more than a neighbour), for the matter is still being discussed between the two parties. Today, representatives from the European commission and Switzerland met in Bern for the third time. This blog had already mentioned briefly the issue from a legal point of view (Fr), only to conclude that the basis for the EU's issue towards us was rather a jealousy towards our financial market than the free-trade agreement of 1972.
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