An unlikely Green ally for Irish tax

Philippe Lamberts, the Green Party leader in the European Parliament, is an outspoken Belgian who does not see Ireland as a big offender on corporate tax.

12th October, 2014
Philippe Lamberts, co-chair of the European Green Party, speaks during the 4th European Greens Congress in Paris. Picture: Getty

Although the profile of the European Green Party in the European Parliament is low, the profile of its leader, Philippe Lamberts, is anything but.

I met the 52 year old Belgian – scourge of City of London bonuses and promoter of a transformation of Europe’s corporate tax framework – at his office in the European Parliament. It was early on a Friday morning and Lamberts was hard at work. Few of the other 751 MEPs...

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