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Euro & Finance 25-07-2016

LuxLeaks highlights need for whistleblower protection and incentives

The time has come for EU member states to decide how they will treat whistleblowers. Erika Kelton asks, will they embrace and encourage them, or will they perpetuate a culture of fear?
Euro & Finance 14-01-2016

EIB transparency a prerequisite for good governance

President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Werner Hoyer will present the results of the bank’s operations in 2015 today (14 January). 2016 will be a crucial year for the bank in fulfilling its EU objectives, writes Xavier Sol.
Euro & Finance 05-11-2015

Remember the fifth of November: Gunpowder, treason and tax?

This 5 November will not just be the anniversary of an attempt to destroy the Houses of Parliament, but also the anniversary of Luxleaks, write Elena Gaita and Alex Johnson. 
EU Priorities 2020 05-11-2015

Luxleaks and tax avoidance at EU level: Talk less, act more

After the Luxleaks scandal, there is still no proper response to the industrial scale tax avoidance the scandal exposed a year ago today, writes Aurore Chardonnet. But a simple vote by finance ministers could change that. 
Euro & Finance 07-07-2015

MEPs’ vote could expose multinationals’ tax dodging

A vote in the European Parliament tomorrow could led to European multinational corporations reporting their taxes paid, and profits made, on a country by country basis. Without such a rule, multinationals can shift their profits from country to country with the sole intention of paying less tax, a practice exposed by the LuxLeaks investigation, write Alvin Mosioma and Markus Meinzer.
Andrew Duff, former MEP and former president of the Union of European Federalists (UEF) [European Parliament]

EU in deep trouble with top court

The European Court of Justice has blocked the EU’s efforts to sign up to the European Convention on Human Rights. In doing so, judges defied the will of EU Commission, European Parliament and the advice of their advocate, writes Andrew Duff.
Euro & Finance 08-12-2014

ECOFIN and the AMLD review

?The Council would be smart to embrace outsiders that can keep an eye out for irregularities in beneficial ownership information, writes Koen Roovers.
Development Policy 14-11-2014

Luxleaks should mean an end to corporate secrecy

The Luxleaks scandal has exposed the methods used by many multinationals to avoid or minimise their tax payments. The time is right for the EU to end corporate secrecy through a public register of beneficial owners of companies, writes Christian Hallum.
Future EU 25-01-2007

Chance for a Real Debate on the EU’s Constitution?

Writer and commentator on European affairs Kirsty Hughes and Jose Ignacio Torreblanca, senior analyst at the Elcano Institute in Madrid argue in this article, that the EU should move on following the institutional impasse and regain political confidence.
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