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On 6 October the College of Commissioners held a comprehensive orientation debate on two related aspects of the Single Market. The Internal Market Strategy and the Labour Mobility Package were both announced in the European Commission Work Programme for 2015. Both initiatives are aimed at achieving a deeper and fairer Internal Market.
In September the Commission published its annual report “Tax Reforms in EU Member States” which provides a detailed overview of tax reforms recently implemented in EU Member States. The report also identifies which EU Member States have scope to improve their performance in a number of key areas of tax policy. The report is prepared jointly by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) and Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD).
The average interest rate on new loans for house purchase in Portugal fell to 2.25% in July, 0.75% less than at the end of last year (3%). It is the largest decline in the Eurozone in proportional terms (25%) and helps to explain mortgage growth in recent months.
On 1 July Luxembourg took over for the twelfth time the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU.
House prices rose by 0.9% in the euro area and by 2.5% in the EU in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to figures released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU. Compared with the fourth quarter of 2014, house prices rose by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.6% in the EU in the first quarter of 2015.