Digitalisation and its impact on the labour market, the professional skills of the future, new forms of employment and a better work-life balance were among the topics discussed at the international conference “Future of work– a lifecycle approach”. The event in the context of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU took place in Sofia on 21 and 22 March.
On 21 March 2018, the Commission presented its proposal establishing rules at EU level to ensure the fair and effective taxation of the digital economy. JRC scientists have supported the package by providing data and estimates on corporate profit allocation of Web companies and by analysing the macroeconomic impact of the proposal.
The 2 proposals are now open for feedback.
The European Commission has today proposed new rules to ensure that digital business activities are taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way in the EU. The measures would make the EU a global leader in designing tax laws fit for the modern economy and the digital age.
This study – through examining the relationship between innovation, new technologies, employment and inequality – investigates the potential employment effects of new information and communication technologies.
EU citizens’ daily lives have been changed by the emerging collaborative economy. However, the terms employed to describe the phenomenon are as many and varied as the interpretations of what the collaborative economy actually comprises. The collaborative economy encompasses many situations that do not match the standard business categories and types of transactions. The collaborative economy blurs the lines, not least as regards taxation. For policy-makers to understand how taxation of the collaborative economy can be put into practice requires fighting the surrounding fog of terms and categories. Privileging a case-by-base and tax-by-tax, rather than a straightforward ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, is a prerequisite for grasping the potential benefits of this fast-evolving and multifaceted reality.
A summary of the Committee’s consideration of the motion for a resolution is now available.
The Institute for Politics and Society and European Liberal Forum, alongside its partners, are organising the third annual international conference Digital Czech Republic, with a sub-heading borrowed from Ronald Reagan’s 1980 election-winning question “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”. This year, the Digital Czech Republic panel discussions will be questioning what the government can do, with the aid of digital technologies, to make citizens feel better off at the end of the forthcoming electoral term.