Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] But as I said, it's not only about copyright legislation. Take tax, for example. Isn't it just common-sense to think that eBooks should benefit from the same reduced VAT rates as physical books? The legal regime – the EU's own, I admit – makes it illegal to do that. Not just discouraged, but illegal. Personally, I find this very difficult to explain. Thankfully, my colleague Algirdas Semeta is preparing a new strategy on VAT. This subject will certainly be debated.
Benoit Tabaka
Does it mean that the European Commissioner will not launch any action against France in January (when France will apply a reduced VAT rate to ebooks) ?
Benoit Tabaka, 19/11/2011 20:14