Kryon Berlin Tour & Seminar - Berlin, Germany, Sept 17-22 2019 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll)

Kryon Berlin Tour & Seminar - Berlin, Germany, Sept 17-22 2019 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll)
30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)

Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)
French National Assembly head Edouard Herriot and British Foreign minister Ernest Bevin surrounded by Italian, Luxembourg and other delegates at the first meeting of Council of Europe's Consultative Assembly in Strasbourg, August 1949 (AFP Photo)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)
The Treaty of Rome was signed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, one of the Renaissance palaces that line the Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square in the Italian capital

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'
EU leaders pose for a family photo during the European Summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/JOHN THYS)

European Political Community

European Political Community
Given a rather unclear agenda, the family photo looked set to become a highlight of the meeting bringing together EU leaders alongside those of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Britain, Kosovo, Switzerland and Turkey © Ludovic MARIN

Merkel says fall of Wall proves 'dreams can come true'

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013. They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Belgium’s big business tax breaks drawn into EU tax avoidance probe

Competition chief Margrethe Vestager says Belgian tax system violates EU rules on illegal state aid to multinationals

The Guardian, Sean Farrell, Tuesday 3 February 2015

Belgium is being investigated for offering illegal tax breaks to multinationals
under EU law. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Belgium has come under investigation by the European commission over tax breaks for multinational companies as Brussels widens its crackdown on corporate tax avoidance.

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the commission believed Belgium’s tax system violated European Union rules on illegal state aid by giving international companies an unfair advantage over Belgian competitors.

Belgium allows companies to reduce their tax bills by claiming deductions for “excess profits” that result from being part of a multinational group. These include economies of scale that flow from being an international business. But the commission said the deductions could significantly overstate the actual benefits, usually amounting to more than 50% of profits covered by the tax ruling, and in some cases 90%.

Vestager said: “The Belgian ‘excess profit’ tax system appears to grant substantial tax reductions only to certain multinational companies that would not be available to standalone companies.

“If our concerns are confirmed, this generalised scheme would be a serious distortion of competition, unduly benefiting a selected number of multinationals.”

Like other countries, including Ireland, Luxembourg and the UK, Belgium has tried to use its corporate tax system to attract large foreign companies. Belgium has high labour costs but the “excess profit” provision lets multinational businesses cut their corporate tax bills to well below the standard 34% rate.

Vestager rejected Belgium’s argument that the arrangement avoided “double taxation” of a company in two or more countries, saying that no other country had made a claim to tax the same profits.

The Brussels crackdown comes after the Guardian and other news organisations published details of leaked tax rulings in Luxembourg showing how some of the biggest multinationals and household names had used complex financial webs to legally cut their liabilities.

After the Luxleaks revelation the commission in December asked all 28 member countries for details of tax deals made with companies between 2010 and 2013.

To qualify for the Belgian tax break, a company needs to secure a ruling from the country’s tax authorities. The scheme appears only to benefit multinational companies and the rulings are often granted to companies that have moved large parts of their activities to Belgium, the commission said.

Vestager declined to name companies that benefited but said they were based in the US and elsewhere.

The commission’s inquiry seeks to stop EU countries using unfair tax breaks to lure companies trying aggressively to reduce their tax bills.

The commission is also investigating the tax arrangements of Amazon and Italian carmaker Fiat in Luxembourg, Apple in Ireland and Starbucks in the Netherlands.

Tax avoidance is not illegal but revelations about low tax bills for multinational corporations such as Apple and Amazon have prompted protests about the power of “stateless capital” to avoid paying a fair contribution towards the societies in which corporations do business.

Europe and the US have increased efforts to stop countries competing unfairly to attract companies and to reduce corporations’ ability to move their business to the cheapest jurisdiction. The commission started its investigation into some states in June 2013 but expanded it to include all member countries at the end of last year.

Under pressure from the commission, Ireland was forced in October to close a tax loophole, the “double Irish” that had attracted companies such as Apple and Facebook to base their European headquarters in the country.

President Obama set out plans on Monday to force US multinationals to pay tax on more than $2tn (£1.3tn) of profits held in countries with lower corporate taxes. The White House has also clamped down on so-called inversion acquisitions of foreign companies by US companies that then move their tax bases to the takeover target’s country to make savings.

Vestager, Denmark’s former deputy prime minister and economic minister, became competition commissioner in November and was soon in the spotlight when the Luxleaks documents revealed tax deals in Luxembourg when her boss, commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, was prime minister.

The revelations led to calls for Juncker to be investigated over allegations that he encouraged corporate tax avoidance. Juncker has rejected the allegations.

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