The March of Europe: An Awakening of Civil Society

Brexit and the Trump elections have shown that we cannot stay indifferent to growing populism and nationalism. If we fail to act, we will be responsible if something goes wrong. The March of Europe was therefore an important sign to make pressure on European leaders to endorse European integration, which is at risk of being … Weiterlesen The March of Europe: An Awakening of Civil Society

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Offshore Centres and Developing countries: Do we have a moral duty to fight the offshore industry?

Offshore structures are abused for purposes of money laundering, corruption, tax avoidance and tax evasion. This has adverse effects on developing countries, in particular, which are further destabilised and lose important sources of revenue. The Western world is responsible for this, insofar as it helps sustain the offshore economy. One reason the life-span of the … Weiterlesen Offshore Centres and Developing countries: Do we have a moral duty to fight the offshore industry?

The European Parliament Investigates

Could the inquiry committee on the Panama Papers force Juncker to step down? Inquiry committees are normally a powerful tools for parliaments to control executive bodies. The European Parliament however lacks significant powers to make effecive use of its right of inquiry. The Commission has no reason to worry. PANA Committee invites Juncker Committees of investigations are … Weiterlesen The European Parliament Investigates