Tag: Tax haven

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    PANA meeting on tax evasion, money laundering and tax transparency chaired by Fabio De Masi

    Presentation of the studies “The Impact of Schemes revealed by the Panama Papers on the Economy and Finances of a Sample of Member States” and "Fighting tax crimes – Cooperation between Financial Intelligence Units. Ex-Post Impact Assessment."

    Presentation of the studies “The Impact of Schemes revealed by the Panama Papers on the Economy and Finances of a Sample of Member States” and "Fighting tax crimes – Cooperation between Financial Intelligence Units. Ex-Post Impact Assessment."
  • MEPs in fact-finding trip to US to probe into tax avoidance practices

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    GUE/NGL MEP Matt Carthy is amongst a delegation of nine MEPs visiting Washington DC and the state of Delaware this week as part of a fact-finding mission to the United States by the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA). The MEPs are ...
  • Scandalous LuxLeaks whistleblower verdict upheld

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    LuxLeaks whistleblowers Antoine Deltour and Raphael Halet have seen their conviction for theft upheld in today’s appeal court verdict. Deltour received a six month suspended prison sentence and a 1500€ fine and Halet a 1000€. The journalist Edouard Perrin was again acquitted of the charges brought against him by the prosecutor ...
  • Urgent reform of Code of Conduct Group long overdue in fight against tax dumping

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    More than two years after the LuxLeaks scandal, MEPs have tonight been debating on the merits and recommendations for reforming the Code of Conduct Group on business taxation (CoCG) at the March plenary in Strasbourg.   During its 19-year existence, the CoCG has pursued its objective of combating ...
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    Lux Leaks: solidarity with whistle-blowers and journalists

    A videostatement of Fabio De Masi

    Countries in the European Union are losing hundreds of billions of euros each year due to tax dumping and tax avoidance by large multinationals. The whistleblowers Antoine Deltour and Raphael Halet, together with the journalist Edouard Perrin, made the scandalous sweetheart deals with these companies public in the LuxLeaks ...
  • Press review: PANA Committee Meeting in Luxembourg

    A press review about the PANA Commitee Meeting in Luxembourg

    Luxemburger Wort, 03.03.2017 "[...] Wagner's colleague from the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of the PANA Committee Fabio De Masi (Die Linke) added: “Luxembourg is not the only tax swamp in the EU, but it is one of the central actors in the web of shell companies. “Luxembourg's government is continuing to block central transparency projects such as the public country-by-country reporting for companies ...
  • Luxembourg mission by MEPs to unearth findings on country’s tax haven situation

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    Members from the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) will be paying a two-day visit to Luxembourg today - in the third of a series of fact-finding missions to investigate practices of tax evasion and money laundering, including breaches of EU law ...
  • GUE/NGL MEPs in Malta to examine tax havens

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    Members from the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) are today in Malta for the second of four fact-finding missions focusing on tax havens. The trip comes against the backdrop of revelations today in the media that Keith Schembri, ...
  • Press review: PANA Committee Meeting in Malta

    The press reported about the PANA Committee Meeting in Malta

    Parliament's committee of inquiry into the Panama Papers scandal has this week sent an MEP delegation to Malta. The Parliament Magazin, 20.02.2017 "[...] Further comment came from Fabio De Masi, a Vice-Chair of the committee, who said, "With a corporate tax rate of just five per cent and an almost 100 per cent tax refund for shareholders, Malta has one of the most lenient corporate tax regimes in the EU, which in turn facilitates the laundering of criminal money ...
  • Press review: PANA Committee Meeting in London

    Der Untersuchungsausschuss des Europaparlaments PANA ist am 09.Februar 2017 zu der ersten von vier Hintergrundreisen nach Großbritannien aufgebrochen. Dazu hat Fabio De Masi eine Pressemitteilung veröffentlicht. Wir dokumentieren hier die Presseberichterstattung. Bloomberg, 10.02.2017 "The U ...
  • PANA Inquiry in London: The British tax haven empire

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    The European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) is going today, 9 February, to the United Kingdom on its first of four fact finding missions. Further visits will take place in Malta, Luxembourg and the United States. Fabio De Masi (GUE/NGL), ...
  • Press review: Maltese finance minister in the European Parliament

    Maltese finance minister Edward Scicluna visit the European Parliament’s committee for economic affairs

    Malta Today, 26.01.2017 "Maltese finance minister Edward Scicluna had to defend Malta’s tax imputation system, as MEPs in the European Parliament’s committee for economic affairs questioned the country’s suitability to tackle anti-money laundering and taxation laws. Scicluna, who is heading European ...
  • Press review: Maltas role in PanamaPaper scandal

    Politico reported about a series of scandals in Malta

    Politico, 11.01.2017 "[...]  One of the committee’s vice chairs, German MEP Fabio De Masi, challenged the Maltese government to prove its dedication toward tackling tax avoidance as part of its EU presidency, to make up for previous misdemeanors. “Malta is hardly a credible broker ...
  • Press review: Juncker-Leaks

    The press reported about the Juncker-Leaks

    Deutschsprachige Presse FAZ, 02.01.2016 "[...] Dass Luxemburg den Kampf gegen die Steuervermeidung immer wieder blockierte, ist allgemein bekannt. Die Regierung hatte sich aber noch unter Juncker dem zunehmenden internationalen Druck gebeugt und die vorgeschlagenen Schritte nicht mehr verwehrt ...
  • Code of Conduct group: Finance Ministers must end blockade of tax justice

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    The British newspaper The Guardian published additional research on the cables of the German government containing detailed reports of the high level Code of Conduct group on business taxation. The group is supposed to tackle unfair tax practices of member states to favour transnational corporations ...
  • Press review: Raphael Halet - the silent man of LuxLeaks

    Politico reported about the LuxLeaks whistleblower Raphael Halet

    Politico, 12.08.2016 "For more than a year after he was charged in the so-called LuxLeaks trial, Raphael Halet was unable to defend himself. The former PricewaterhouseCoopers employee believed he was prohibited by contract from explaining why he had sent a journalist documents detailing the controversial tax practices of companies like Ikea, Amazon and Apple ...
  • Rejection anti-money-laundering blacklist: a Left success

    A press release of Fabio De Masi

    Today, Thursday, in a joint meeting of the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) the Commission's re-worked black list underpinning the anti-money-laundering directive was voted down on the initiative of GUE/NGL. If the result is confirmed in the Parliament's plenary in January, the Commission will have to produce a new list ...
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