Getting real taxes out of virtual services – VAT fraud going online

Numerous parts of the digital world are different from the way things are being used and handled in reality. One of those issues is taxation, which turns out to be rather tricky when it comes to products and services imported from another country, in particular, China. We talked to Prof. Rolf J. Langhammer about what the EU would have to do to solve the problem of VAT fraud.

Work in progress: A “European solution” to the refugee crisis

The refugee crisis is still around, although the EU’s deal with Turkey slowed down the wave of people coming to Europe. Yet, there are still many questions to be answered, as Dennis Snower, President of the GES, states in his editorial of the GES Special Report on irregular immigration. This report includes four concrete expert proposals made at the GES 2015, which are particularly relevant at this political juncture.