The Commission has decided to start negotiations with Russia and Norway on administrative cooperation agreements in the area of Value Added Tax (VAT), with a view to tackling tax fraud. These agreements will establish a framework of mutual assistance in fighting cross-border VAT fraud and in helping each country recover the VAT it is due.

As Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation, said: "The supply chain has evolved dramatically since VAT was first implemented in the EU. Globalisation and...

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