In response to proposals from the lead candidates of ALDE and the Party of European Socialists for a new European ‘tax floor’ and an 18% Corporation Tax rate across Europe, Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has said “this nonsensical proposal highlights the real need for MEPs who will fight for Ireland in Europe”.
The Dublin MEP added:
“Our Tax Sovereignty is under threat from those in Europe who want to see more consolidation of power in the hands of Brussels. It is little wonder that this proposal has come from the European Parliament groupings of Fianna Fáil and Labour. It is completely unacceptable. Sinn Féin stand for the right of each EU Member State to determine its own tax laws and system. That will guide our approach to this issue.”