Development Trends of European Union Countries Tax Systems in the Period of Global Economic Crisis (yrs. 2008-2012)

Gediminas Valantiejus (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


The presentation examined changes in tax policies and tax systems of European Union member states since the start of global economic crisis. In the period of the global economic crisis European Union countries applied different approaches towards taxation – some member states (i.e. Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Greece) increased tax rates, expanded tax base of already existing taxes or even introduced new types of taxes, while other member states (i.e. Germany, United Kingdom, France, Finland) has tried to decrease tax burden, lowering rates of some taxes, introducing tax reliefs and etc. However there is a quite clear trend that in the period of global economic crisis countries of European Union started to rely more heavily on indirect taxes and the role of state budget revenue from indirect taxes is rising
PeriodOct 11 2013
Held atSOCIN 2013: international interdisciplinary conference on social innovations “Social innovations : theoretical and practical insights”
Event typeConference
Conference numberSOCIN 2013
LocationVilnius, Lithuania
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • tax system, tax policy, tax reform, global economic crisis, taxes in the European Union
  • Social Sciences(all)