MPs oppose greater EU tax harmonisation

MPs on Thursday night backed a motion calling on prime minister Mark Rutte to distance himself from any moves towards further unification in Europe, the Volkskrant reports on Friday.

The motion follows a proposal from France and Germany to increase economic policy coordination between the 27 member states.
Earlier this month the two countries published a document they called the Competitiveness Pact, which aims to get all EU countries to agree to harmonised taxation and labour policies, increasing the state retirement age to 67.
Dutch MPs say it is important to keep national control over pensions, taxes and wage policy.

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