Anti-poverty campaigners on Monday (7 June) criticised a deal reached by seven wealthy countries to impose a minimum tax on multinational companies, saying it would benefit rich nations at the expense of the poor.
EU finance ministers approved on Tuesday (12 March) the addition of 10 more countries to the EU's blacklist of tax havens, which currently includes only five jurisdictions and aims to help prevent tax fraud or evasion.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on Sunday (5 November) released The Paradise Papers, a global investigation that reveals the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.
In the wake of confirming that "Brexit means hard Brexit", UK Prime Minister Theresa May opened her arms to the world at the World Economic Forum, saying Britain is a great, global trading nation and is ready to shape globalisation.
Countries that encourage tax evasion should miss out on free trade agreements and access to banking, according to economist Joseph Stiglitz who urged Europe to take the lead in fighting tax dodgers in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory in the United States. EURACTIV Germany reports.