Sunday July 12, 2020

Stop playing ball with tax-avoiding multinationals

There have been some victories in the push towards tax justice in the EU, but far more still needs to be done to stop corporate entities getting off scot-free

26th May, 2019

As chair of the European Union’s development committee, and then vice-chair of the commissions of inquiry on Luxleaks and the Panama Papers, I have made tax justice a priority in my work.

After ten years, I am leaving my position with a mixture of satisfaction and bitterness. Satisfaction first, because we have achieved important victories.

Whistleblowers, who defend the general interest at huge personal risk, will now benefit from European protection. Financial crime...

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