President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy sent a letter to the members of the European Council on the progress of work.
The Council has reported on work in the area of taxation, following the orientations we had agreed in May this year. Here, we are progressing slowly. The follow-up on the action plan on tax evasion and on the Commission proposal for automatic exchange of information is underway. The quick reaction mechanism has been adopted. However, there is still no agreement on the savings tax Directive. I am aware that this entails difficult political choices, but we should now make every effort to find a solution. On the proposal regarding energy taxation, discussions have been on-going since April 2011, but an agreement is still not in sight. More generally, and in line with our May 2013 conclusions, a fresh impetus is much needed to complete the internal energy market and develop much needed energy interconnections across our continent. 

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