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EU Countries Debate Voting Reform With Minimum Tax Stalled

Sept. 20, 2022, 7:37 PM

EU countries remain split on whether to speed up decision making by giving up veto rights they have in some areas, including tax policy, a Czech official said Tuesday.

Some EU countries are “open to qualified majority voting in carefully analyzed policy areas,” but were unlikely to agree soon to a voting system overhaul, said Czech Minister of European Affairs Mikulas Bek. He was speaking after a meeting of European affairs ministers from the European Union’s 27 countries.

  • EU decisions must be taken unanimously on some issues—including tax policy. That means single countries can hold up decisions that ...