About: Luxleaks

Economy & Jobs 12-06-2017

Cake and taxes

The European Parliament has the opportunity on Monday (12 June) to vote for real public country-by-country tax reporting. Anything short of real transparency will allow large companies to keep hiding crucial information and avoiding their fair share of taxes, writes Elena Gaita.
Economy & Jobs 09-06-2017

Multinationals should say what they pay

From an investor’s perspective, planned transparency is far preferable to surprise leaks or investigations into corporate tax avoidance strategies which lead to reputational risk and government crackdown, writes Morris Pearl.
Global Europe 03-04-2017

Panama Papers one year on: Work left to be done

The EU has a duty to ensure that its update of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive requires the details of company owners to be made public, to avoid a repeat of the Panama Papers scandal, writes Emily Wigens.

An economy of, by and for the people

Europe’s economy has clearly seen better days. Facing great technological and societal change, it is marred by a sluggish recovery and a lack of investment, write Reinhard Bütikofer and Philippe Lamberts.
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 21-04-2016

Restore citizen confidence by tackling Europe’s underlying crisis

Europe currently faces an overwhelming number of crises, but one feature unites them all: the EU is unable to make member states comply with its own rules, writes Ramon Tremosa.
Trade & Society 11-04-2016

Parliament must stand up for whistleblowers, not corporate secrecy

The adoption of the new Trade Secrets Directive in the European Parliament this week, which seems all but certain, will send a terrible signal to Europeans just one week after the Panama Papers were revealed, writes MEP Julia Reda.
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.

EU votes on shareholder measures to tackle reckless companies

MEPs could send a strong signal to citizens and companies alike that Europe does not accept environmental and social abuses, or tax dodging, say Anne van Schaik and Megan MacInnes.
Euro & Finance 11-05-2015

Fiscal competition or harmonisation?

Tax harmonisation will stop harmful fiscal dumping, and help realise the EU’s aim of becoming a single market, argue Ernest Maragall and Jordi Angusto. 
Euro & Finance 20-04-2015

EU needs to increase ‘taxparency’

New measures are urgently needed to counter tax evasion, which costs Europe billions of euros each year, argues Jeppe Kofod. 
Euro & Finance 19-03-2015

Time for transparency for EU multinationals

In the wake of a recent wave of corporate tax avoidance scandals, an informed debate on the accountability of EU multinationals is much needed and long overdue, argues Nienke Palstra.
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.

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