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Introduction to the Union of Finance Personnel in Europe (UFE)

1. Ufe is the only organisation representing the trade-union interests of employees from all ranks of the tax and customs administration authorities of Europe. It brings together more than 400.000 members from 40 member unions in 20 countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
and the United Kingdom).

2. UFE is represented in the European Parliament, Commission and Economic and Social Committee. Its task is to convince the European institutions of the key role played by the members of the financial administration authorities in the European integration process. Harmonisation of direct taxes, strengthening the fight against tax and economic crime on a supranational basis, improving the effectiveness of the European tax and customs administration authorities with better staffing levels and more attractive working conditions are as much kernels of the UFE’s constitution as harmonised training and exchange of personnel.

The Committee, the highest decision-making body of UFE, adopted a ‘Charter for the financial administration authorities in Europe’ in Bonn on 9 September 1997. It is available on the homepage in English, French and Italian.

3. UFE is also an information exchange for its member unions. We are aware that the only way we can conduct our trade-union activities effectively at national level is by being informed of the conditions in other European countries. UFE is also an information exchange for its member unions. We are aware that the only way we can conduct our trade-union activities effectively at national level is by being informed of the conditions in other European countries.

Any national association in Europe bringing together employees from tax and customs administration authorities or from other financial administration sectors can become a member association of UFE.

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