Biden tells EC commission chief that international tax system must be fair


US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the US Debt Ceiling from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, United States, October 4, 2021. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden, in a phone call with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, on Monday stressed the importance of “leveling the playing field in the tax system international, “the White House said in a statement. .

The United States expects the G20 countries to reach a political agreement on a global agreement on minimum corporate taxes at a summit at the end of the month. Read more

In his appeal with von der Leyen, Biden also expressed his “strong support” for the continuation of the European Union accession process for the countries of the Western Balkans, according to the statement.

EU and Balkan leaders will meet on Wednesday to discuss the future membership of six Balkan countries: Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and North Macedonia. Read more

A summit declaration will reaffirm the EU’s guarantee of future membership of the six countries, two EU officials said on Monday.

Wealthy northern EU countries fear a repeat of the hasty accession of Romania and Bulgaria in 2007 and the poorly managed migration of workers from Eastern Europe to Britain which has turned from many Britons against the EU.

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

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