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Tax evasion / Luxembourg leaks – EU Parliament must go the distance and launch real inquiry on tax dumping

The European Parliament’s conference of presidents of political groups today postponed a decision on how the parliament should follow up to the Luxembourg Leaks revelations and the wider implications on tax dumping in Europe. The Greens/EFA group has renewed its push for MEPs to support a full inquiry committee into tax evasion and dumping (1). […]

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Luxemburg-Leaks as dawn of a European Policy for tax justice

Two weeks ago began a joint action: 80 journalists of international media brought forward overwhelming evidence of Luxemburg’s organized tax avoidance scheme. Headlines of newspapers like The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung and other concerning the exposure of these practices did not surprise me at first. For many years now the Tax Justice Network, Attac, the Greens […]

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Green action plan against tax fraud and evasion in Europa

Action plan against tax fraud and evasion in Europe The trove of documents leaked in 2013 (Offshore Leaks) and again in 2014 (Lux-Leaks) by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) have shed a welcome light on the dark reality of tax fraud and evasion. The EU Commission has estimated that this costs European treasuries […]

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LuxLeaks: reaction on Juncker’s press conference

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker just concluded his press conference. Sven Giegold, financial and economic spokesperson for the Greens in the European Parliament, comments: “The measures Mr. Juncker sketched out against tax avoidance are insufficient. He holds firm to defend tax competition within the EU. It is a step forward that Jean-Claude Juncker makes an […]

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Tax evasion/Luxembourg leaks – Blow to Juncker’s credibility must spur real EU action against tax avoidance and dumping

Commenting on the ‚Luxembourg Leaks‘ revelations on the state of Luxembourg’s role in facilitating large scale tax evasion by the international consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ), Green economic and financial policy spokesman Sven Giegold said: „These revelations are a major blow to the credibility of new commission president Junker and his capacity to act for […]

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FT spin on bank levy contributions gets it wrong

Dear Peter Spiegel, In today’s comment on the single resolution funds contributions you wrote: „EU officials declined to make public how much each country would contribute to the €55bn fund under the new plan. They acknowledged that, under the system, some countries with highly-concentrated banking systems would end up paying as much as 4.5 times […]