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- n. Alternative spelling of harmonization.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See harmonization, etc.
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- n. a piece of harmonized music
- n. singing in harmony
Being an essentially 1950s Socialist construct, this behemoth hates anyone who tries to cut themselves some slack so the nasty and dangerous phrase 'tax harmonisation' is beint breathed once more.
FURTHER RANDOM THOUGHT: If harmonisation is the reason for this move, then shouldn; t we all switch to driving on the right?
A Commonwealth capacity for harmonisation is a matter of consequence to the whole international community.
"We are in the final phase, before resolutions are set down and a commitment is made by the armed groups," Malu Malu, a Catholic priest, told AFP, saying that talks were under way for the "harmonisation" of stances before a plenary session.
Then, of course, a few years down the line, "harmonisation" of the law, so it applies to everyone.
Gone is the word "harmonisation" – a red rag to many bulls – and in comes "simplification", justified in part by the need to reduce "compliance costs" imposed on businesses.
This is all part of what is known as "mutual recognition" of standards, which is actually the antithesis of "harmonisation".
This process has been expedited by a series of ill-judged regulatory initiatives, including under the banner of "harmonisation".
Yet another player from a dwarf country, she is supposed to stand up to the might of Germany which is the player pushing hardest for tax "harmonisation" – this being code for the accession countries putting up their corporation taxes to stop them being too competitive with er… Germany.
The meeting of the IPEG, which is chaired by Japan, will work on strengthening cooperation between regional governments on a range of intellectual property issues, such as harmonisation of application and registration procedures, enforcement of intellectual property rights, raising public awareness and new policy issues, such as the intellectual property aspects of biotechnology and e-commerce.