Biden tells EC fee chief the worldwide tax system have to be truthful


WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden, in a name with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday, emphasised the significance of “leveling the playing field in the international tax system,” the White House stated in an announcement.

The United States is searching for G20 nations to succeed in a political settlement on a worldwide minimal company tax deal at a summit on the finish of the month. learn extra

In his name with von der Leyen, Biden additionally expressed his “strong support” for persevering with the European Union accession course of for nations within the Western Balkans, the assertion stated.

EU and Balkan leaders will meet on Wednesday to debate future membership for six Balkan nations: Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and North Macedonia. learn extra

A summit declaration will restate the EU’s assure of future membership to the six nations, two EU officers stated on Monday.

Wealthy northern EU nations concern a repeat of the rushed accession of Romania and Bulgaria in 2007 and the poorly managed migration of japanese European employees to Britain that turned many Britons in opposition to the EU.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham and Lincoln Feast.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the U.S. debt ceiling from the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 4, 2021.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst