Malta: When a Tax Haven Turns into an Offshore Hell

Watch out for the Panama Papers committee visit to Malta. Tomorrow, Monday 19 February, Members of the European Parliament Inquiry Committee into tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering will travel to Malta to meet with politicians and institutions who were involved in the Panama Papers scandal. The MEPs are expected to voice harsh criticism … Weiterlesen Malta: When a Tax Haven Turns into an Offshore Hell

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Lobbyists in Brussels: The Dark Side of the EU?

In front of the the European Parliament, there is a small square with a lot of little bars and coffee houses called 'Place du Luxembourg'. Every workday, it is busy with people who work in the European institutions and the many offices in the vicinity of the Parliament. You can sit there in a coffee … Weiterlesen Lobbyists in Brussels: The Dark Side of the EU?

The EU’s Schizophrenic Fight Against Tax Avoidance

How can you fight a problem when those with whom you fight are part of the problem? The European Commission has made tax justice and the fight against corporate tax avoidance one of its „top priorities“. But how credible is this commitment when some Member States persistently block the proposed measures? A Union of Tax … Weiterlesen The EU’s Schizophrenic Fight Against Tax Avoidance