Jean-Claude Juncker deliberately blocked the EU's efforts to fight tax avoidance while in office as prime minister of Luxembourg, according to documents revealed by British daily The Guardian and the International Consortium of Journalists. EurActiv France reports.
Luxembourg struck 172 secret tax deals in the year after the LuxLeaks scandal first exposed the prevalence of agreements made between the government and multinational corporations, new research published today (7 December) has revealed.
Europe’s capital cities have a great deal to offer, but it often comes with a hefty price tag. A recent Eurostat study ranked the EU’s most expensive places to live. EurActiv’s partner Ouest-France reports.
Luxembourg's Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn said today (7 November) that the Turkish government's handling of dismissed civil servants reminded him of methods used by the Nazis, and that, sooner or later, the EU would have to respond with sanctions.
A lack of community spirit on the part of Europe's leaders has stalled the European project, according to Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. He called on the EU to take a hard stance against the UK. EurActiv France reports.
Germany’s adoption of a minimum wage in 2015 and the EU’s repeated talks over posted workers have paved the way for the adoption of a European minimum wage. But political resistance in some quarters is still strong. EurActiv France reports.
Hungary has courted controversy over the last few months and has been accused of ignoring European principles and undermining the rule of law. Walther Michl explained to what extent Budapest should fear repercussions from Brussels, in an interview with EurActiv Germany.
Romania's president, Klaus Iohannis, has added his voice to the growing number of calls to establish a European anti-terror agency, after meeting the leaders of Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. EurActiv Romania reports.
While the European Commission, Barack Obama and Angela Merkel all insist the transatlantic trade negotiations can be concluded by the end of the year, François Hollande has said he is ready to throw in the towel. EurActiv France reports.
Luxembourg has lodged an appeal against the verdicts handed down to three LuxLeaks whistleblowers who exposed the small duchy's huge tax breaks for giant multinationals, the justice department said Tuesday (2 August).
US Secretary of State John Kerry said today (18 July) that concluding the TTIP agreement before the end of President Barack Obama's term in office remains his country’s priority, and that he was going to tour EU countries to make this happen.
The conviction of the three whistleblowers that broke the LuxLeaks scandal should serve as a trigger for the EU to establish a European system of whistleblower protection, Virginie Rozière told EurActiv France.
A British exit from the European Union could trigger similar moves by other member states in Eastern Europe, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said in a German newspaper interview published yesterday (19 June).
European countries relying on finance as a source of revenue are becoming increasingly concerned about Brexit, according to search data from Google. And with good reason: rating agency S&P has highlighted just how sensitive their economies are to the UK. EurActiv France reports.