About: Multinational companies

Development Policy 27-10-2017

EU stance on duty of care by multinationals seen as ‘obstructive’

After France adopted a law on the duty of care by multinational companies, UN member states are discussing a treaty on human rights in international trade, despite the EU’s policy of obstruction.
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.
Global Europe 23-02-2017

France leads EU on duty of care requirements for multinationals

After four years of debate, France has finally adopted a law on multinational companies’ duty of care. This paves the way for similar laws in Belgium and Spain, although the project is stalled at European level. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 08-04-2016

Panama Papers scandal puts pressure on EU to toughen tax laws

The Panama Papers scandal has put political pressure on the European Commission to toughen its tax laws, and in particular for multinational companies, EU Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has said.
Euro & Finance 17-12-2015

No progress on tax transparency without European agreement, says France

The French parliament has finally rejected country by country reporting for the activities of the biggest French companies, refusing to get tough on tax optimisation without the involvement of their European partners. EURACTIV France reports.
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.
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.
Digital 05-11-2014

Google, Amazon and Apple less transparent than Gazprom, says report

Google, Amazon, and Apple are among the least transparent multinationals in the world, worse than Russian state-owned energy companies Gazprom, and Rosneft, according to a report published today (5 November) by anti-corruption campaigners.

Furore over tax evasion opens door to new EU proposal on corporate tax

SPECIAL REPORT / EU leaders responding to the public outcry over tax evasion by multinational companies have triggered a quest for pan-European solutions to tax fraud, but the debate has also enabled the European Commission to return to a controversial proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB).
Public Affairs 13-07-2012

Big companies’ lack of transparency could spark new crisis: TI

Countries around the globe are struggling to rebuild their economies after the financial crisis. But the world’s largest publicly traded companies do not demonstrate enough transparency measures to help prevent another economic meltdown, says a new Transparency International report.

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