European Union Fiscal Policies Research Paper by ABCs

European Union Fiscal Policies
Discusses the fiscal policies of the European Union (EU) especially in the area of personal income tax.
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This paper describes the successful management of the fiscal policy of the European Union (EU) through its cooperative body of subsidiary member states called the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The paper points out that the main aspects of the European Union's fiscal policy is balance and cooperation. However, the paper also that many member states within the EU are solely responsible for their own income tax structures as long as such programs are given a green light by the governing bodies of the EU. This paper examines various tax systems used in these EU member states.

Table of Contents:
European Union Fiscal Policy
Personal Income Taxes with the European Union

From the Paper:

"Many systems found to be popular spread throughout the EU based on the success of other major economies within the union. This shows that income tax policies "are driven by policy trends in the international community." This means that rather than the system depending on internal variables as it was designed to do, it is turning towards external political factors. Therefore, as the flat tax system gains popularity throughout the Eastern sector may in fact spur future changes within the Western portion of Europe."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Appel, Hillary. (2005). The decline of domestic politics and other taxing problems in Eastern Europe. Meeting Report 317. 9 June. 2008.
  • Ardy, Brian. (2000). A question fit for EMU: process and policy in the fiscal domain. South Bank University. 10 June. 2008.
  • Deppler, Michael. (2004). How to help European fiscal policy. Financial Times. International Monetary Fund. 9 June. 2008.
  • European Union. (1992). Maastricht Treaty. 9 June. 2008.
  • Galinia, Ignas. (2007). Gediminas Kirklas: Income tax in Lithuania might be lowered to 20 per cent. The Baltic Course. 9 June. 2008.

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