There can be no real European democracy without an autonomous fiscal power of the EU.
Historically, the creation of fiscal power coincided with the founding act of a political community, and required strong democratic control over those who exercise it; this is why democratic societies have always called for fiscal power to be exercised by the parliament. Today, the attribution of fiscal power to the European Parliament (together with the Council of the EU under the ordinary legislative procedure) is a prerequisite for building a European Union that is effective in political action and fully democratic. At present, the EU budget depends on the will of individual Member States. As regards revenue, Article 311 TFEU provides that the system of own resources is to be decided unanimously by the Council and that the decision is then approved by the individual Member States in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements. In this procedure, the representative body of the citizens — the European Parliament — is only consulted and each government retains the right to veto the issue of resources transferred and then used by the EU budget. This financing mechanism needs to be reformed so that the EU has the autonomous capacity to levy European taxes directly on businesses and citizens without going through the preventive harmonisation of national taxes and therefore without the intervention of national budgets. For more details: https://sway.office.com/G7hZEy9Cck14kVi3
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