UFE is the only organisation representing the trade-union interests of employees from all ranks of the tax and customs administrations of Europe.
Founded in 1963 the Union for Finance Personnel in Europe's main objective is to convince the European citizens and the European institutions of the key role played by the financial administrations. We stand for tax Justice, we fight against terrorist financing and organized criminality. We guarantue a fair and secure European market.
«The Union for Finance Personnel in Europe is the only European organisation that represents trade union interests of employees from all ranks of the tax and customs administration authorities. We are a community of more than 400,000 members from over 20 nations. »
Florian Köbler, President
UFE welcomes the Commission’s proposal for a revision of the Customs regulations. The past period has shown that the customs environment has changed significantly. The post Covid era has resulted in new consumer habits. E-commerce is now the norm...
The 50th committee congress of UFE took place in Luxembourg on the 14th to 16th of september, 2022. Besides many guests, the UFE committee was happy to welcome the finance minister of Luxembourg, Yuriko Backes, to the conference. In her speech she assured to act strongly towards tax justice.
The committee elected the new presiding board and discharged the old in unison. Florian Köbler was reelected unanimously for president of the UFE by the committee. The re- and newly elected vice presidents are: Ana Carmina Gamboa (PT), Lorna Merry (GBR), Dermot Brown (IRE), Miguel Angel Mayo (ESP), Rob Roodenrijs (NDL), Sabine Portela (FR), Arnaud Picard (FR) and Nuno Barroso (PT). Dermot Brown will be chairman of the customs committee and Sabine Portela head of the tax board. The auditors Pierre Pezzotta (LUX) und Joel Majerus (LUX) were reelected. The new general secretary of UFE is Mathilde Eggers.
The congress ended with a cultural day. The UFE was honored to perpetuate itself in Schengen with a little lock. In this case a big thank you to Monique Weintzen and Christian Faber for organizing the congress.
During the Presidium of the UFE held in Brussels from June 29 to July 1, 2022, the application of the economic sanctions implemented by the European Union was examined.
The members of the Presidium welcome the responsiveness of the European institutions in the face of this attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
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UFE stands for freedom, justice and democracy -
there ist no justification for war or violence !!!
In our hearts and minds, we are with the people in Ukraine, who are victims of this inhuman war.
UFE condemns Putin's war !
UFE believes in the strength of democracy !!!
Facing many leaks like the Pandorra Papers we would like to discuss tax havens, a global minimum tax rate and how to establish tax justice in Europe.
We are very happy, that the European Tax Observatory will join our discussion.
For finance and customs staff in Europe, the fight against the underground economy and its sources of illegal funding has long been a daily concern. The UFE has already spoken out on this issue and has proposed concrete suggestions for development to better fight against these abuses of unbridled and deregulated liberalism.
UFE was founded in Munich. UFE is the only professional association of national trade unions, which represent the staff of tax and customs administrations.
tax and customs officers are represented by the UFE.
congresses were held by the UFE since its foundation.
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