About: multinationals

Competition 12-07-2018

Micro-regulating trading practices between food multinationals and retail will end up in consumers paying

As the European elections and the change of Commission loom next year, the Commission is in a hurry to get its last proposals out and parliamentarians are keen to complete their scrutiny before the campaign trail beckons, writes Christian Verschueren.
Economy & Jobs 20-02-2018

Transnational company agreements – another form of social dialogue in Europe

Transnational company agreements, made within European multinationals have helped to Europeanise industrial relations. Although the European Commission views such agreements as an innovative tool for cooperation, it has yet to define a legal framework for them. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Economy & Jobs 04-07-2017

MEPs pass new rules to tackle multinationals’ tax avoidance

The European Parliament on Tuesday (4 July) voted to oblige multinationals to publish details of their activities on a country-by-country basis, even outside the EU. The measure is designed to help the poorest countries fight tax evasion. EURACTIV France reports.
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.

Austrian chancellor launches bid to win back voters from far right

Austrian centre-left Chancellor Christian Kern yesterday (11 January) launched a bid to win back voters from the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), presenting a 10-year plan focused on creating jobs, boosting public investment and taxing multinationals.
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Hugues Bayet on Tax Avoidance
Euro & Finance 30-05-2016

Three key measures to fight tax evasion by multinationals

One trillion euro is taken from the hands of citizens each year as a result of tax avoidance. A large sum of money that won’t be invested in social security, education, job development or security.
Euro & Finance 26-04-2016

LuxLeaks whistleblowers go on trial

Three people go on trial in Luxembourg today (26 April) over the so-called LuxLeaks scandal that exposed the country's huge tax breaks for major international companies, with the issue riding high after the recent Panama Papers revelations.
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. 
Elections 02-10-2015

Letter: Juncker warned about Luxembourg tax deals in 1997

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker was alerted in 1997 about the risks of tax breaks his then-government in Luxembourg granted multinationals, according to a document obtained by AFP on Thursday (1 October).
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.
Development Policy 07-02-2013

Eva Joly: ‘Don’t sacrifice development aid’

EU leaders who meet today (7 February) to work on the 2014-2020 budget are expected to cut spending for development aid up to 13%, says MEP Eva Joly, chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development. She calls on EU leaders not to sacrifice development aid, which she calls “peace insurance for Europe”. 
Brexit 13-09-2006

ECJ tax ruling challenges UK tax rules

The ECJ’s ruling in favour of Cadbury Schweppes comes as a blow for the UK treasury, as other multinational companies are expected to make similar appeals.
Enlargement 09-07-2003

Location potential in the CEEC for multinationals

The accumulated FDI inflows into the Central and Eastern Europe rose from 3.6 to 135 billion dollars between 1990 and 2002, exceeding the levels of the most dynamic emerging countries.
Euro & Finance 30-04-2003

Efficient taxation of multi-national enterprises in the European Union

This paper analyses the possible approaches in designing an efficient trans-border corporate tax system for the European Union.