The meeting, led by CESI President Romain Wolff and Secretary General Klaus Heeger together with UFE President Florian Köbler and Secretary General Rafael Zender, saw an exchange of opinions and positions on common themes of interest of the two organisations, including:
• an effective representation of interests of personnel employed in the tax and customs administration authorities in Europe;
• the need for a more developed European policy on taxation, in particular as regards a the introduction of a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB), a financial transaction tax (FTT) and measures against base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) as well as concerning an adjusted approach to the collection of value added taxes (VAT) and taxation for digital multinationals;
• required measures to address challenges for customs personnel affected by Brexit; an
• limits arising from public-private partnerships in the two sectors.
Following the meeting a cooperation agreement between CESI and the UFE in the area of interest representation of employees in the field of tax and customs administrations was renewed, signed by the Presidents of CESI and the UFE, Romain Wolff and Florian Köbler. CESI Secretary General Klaus Heeger said: “We are very glad to renew the cooperation agreement with the Union of Finance Personnel in Europe and to join our specific competencies for the benefit of both our individual members and member organisations.”
Picture: CESI President Romain Wolff with Florian Köbler, President of the UFE © CESI 2019