The leaders of the European Parliament's grand coalition have told their members not to support the Greens' proposal to create a committee of inquiry on tax evasion. The ecologists need around another 40 signatures in order to bring the proposal to a vote in Parliament. EURACTIV France reports.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is reluctant to face MEPs next week, and shed light on whether the secret tax deals between more than 300 international companies and Luxembourg are in accordance with EU law.
ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt called on Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to come clean Thursday (6 November), following revelations of massive tax-avoidance practices in his native Luxembourg, during Juncker's premiership.