Slovenian National Assembly

Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the system of Own Resources of the European Union

Scrutiny details

Subsidiarity deadline: 24/07/2020
Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 28/09/2018

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Information on parliamentary scrutiny

​Committee on Finance discussed the proposal at its 1st meeting of 20 September 2018.

The Committee on EU Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia discussed the proposal again at it’s 7th meeting of 28 September 2018 and adopted the following Position:

The Republic of Slovenia took note of the Proposal for a Council Decision on the system of Own Resources of the European Union and generally estimates that in the revenue side of the EU budget, the current system – based on the GNI source – works well. Regarding the Proposal for a Decision on the system of Own Resources, Slovenia holds the following position: Slovenia advocates the abolition of all rebates. Regarding the renewed VAT source, Slovenia finds that the Proposal does bring more simplifications, but believes that the renewed VAT source is not fair to the countries that, thanks to well-functioning collection systems, collect a larger share of the tax charged and have a lower VAT gap. Therefore, Slovenia is more in favour of the abolition of this source, which is to be completely replaced by the GNI source. As regards the traditional own resources, Slovenia opposes the proposed reduction of the rate of retained sources from the collected customs duties to 10%. It estimates, in fact, that the existing 20% rate does not cover all the costs of collecting customs duties and the functioning of the customs system in Slovenia. Slovenia has reservations as regards the proposed new own resources in the area of the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) as these proposals do not contribute to the simplification and transparency of the own resources system, while their implementation is very complex in administrative terms. Slovenia is generally not in favour of introducing new sources at the EU level, which already represent a national public finance source, as any reduction in national public revenues will make it more difficult to achieve a long-term balance of public finances, as required by national and European fiscal rules. Slovenia estimates that the proposal to introduce national contributions based on the share of non-recyclable plastic packaging needs to be further clarified. When it comes to finding solutions involving new unused potential sources of the EU budget, Slovenia is willing to further discuss this proposal.

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