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Global Europe 18-05-2018

Role of investment hubs in global FDI flows: unknown, unloved?

On May 22, the Investment Facilitation Forum (IFF) holds an event that seeks to clarify the role of investment hubs and explore how their activities are linked to the EU tax agenda, financial regulation and the assistance to developing countries. Ahead of the event, the IFF president shares his view on the importance of distinguishing between investment hubs and tax havens.
Economy & Jobs 03-04-2018

No more excuses: The EIB needs a responsible policy against tax abuses

The EIB is a public institution and supports projects in the name of EU policies. Therefore it is high time for the EU bank to ask for more than what commercial banks do for the sake of justice and broader public interest, write Xavier Sol andAntonio Tricarico.
Economy & Jobs 14-11-2017

Paradise Papers highlight the link between grand-scale corruption and poverty

To truly crack down on corruption and end poverty, European governments must make corporate secrecy a thing of the past, and that starts at home, writes Tutu Alicante.
Economy & Jobs 06-10-2017

Cross-border mobility of companies: ‘Real seat’ vs ‘incorporation’

EU member states have adopted contrasting approaches to the cross-border mobility of companies, with some insisting on “real” economic activity and others happy to consider the legally-registered office instead. How the EU eventually decides could have important implications, writes Corrado Malberti.

Tackling money laundering: Crucial to tax evasion and terrorist financing prevention

European Commissioner for Justice Věra Jourová has prioritised stepping up the fight against money laundering. In this opinion piece, she explains what steps have been taken and what more is to come.
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.
Development Policy 11-12-2015

Financing development through better domestic resource mobilisation

Domestic resources are the largest, most important and most stable source of finance for development, writek Gail Hurley and Nergis Gülasan.
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. 

EIB: From bad banking to good banking

Like many other public banks, the European Investment Bank (EIB) leverages its own means by acting as a catalyst for private investment through various financial mechanisms. Too often, though, attempts to attract private capital result in unpredictable risks and higher-than projected costs for the public coffer, write Xavier Sol and Fabio De Masi.
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. 
Development Policy 18-12-2014

Developing countries lose $2 for every $1 they earn

For every dollar that developing countries have earned since 2008, they have lost $2, which proves that the global financial system is failing poorer nations, writes Jesse Griffiths.

Family finances – a private matter?

Trusts are said to be used by the wealthy to evade taxes and hide money. This view seems to lie behind the pressure from the EU Parliament to open up trust details to the public. But the reality is very different, writes George Hodgson.
Euro & Finance 10-05-2013

Time to get tough on tax abuse

European leaders show signs they are hardening their positions on tax abuses - evasion, the use of offshore centres and information sharing are all on the agenda. But these political noises need to be turned into action, argues Natalia Alonso.
Elections 26-04-2013

Enrico Letta’s burden

A gigantic task awaits Italy's newly-appointed premier, Enrico Letta, and we may hope the young leader proves strong enough to sustain the country's emergence from political deadlock, since there is no alternative, writes Silvia Francescon.
Euro & Finance 04-03-2013

Capping bankers’ bonuses: What should come next

The recent decision of the European Union to cap bankers’ bonuses is a true step in the right direction of regulation of the financial markets, writes Ernst Stetter.

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