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EU Priorities 2020 23-05-2013

EU leaders commit to step up fight against tax evasion

After a snap EU Summit in Brussels on Wednesday, EU leaders committed to seeking EU-wide measures to tackle tax evasion and reduce bank secrecy. Europe's leaders also pushed for proposals on sharing bank information, which would make tax fraud easier to spot. Austria, which had been a strong opponent, agreed to support the proposal. EU Council president Herman van Rompuy insisted that tax harmonisation across the EU was not on the cards.
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Economy & Jobs 21-05-2013

European parliament calls for a Europe-wide tax haven blacklist

MEPs on Tuesday urged member states to step up the fight against tax havens and improve tax collection. The call for a pan-European blacklist of tax havens came ahead of the EU Summit on Wednesday, when EU leaders are due to meet in Brussels to discuss ways to close the current 1 trillion euro tax gap in Europe.
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Euro & Finance 14-05-2013

EC on tax havens

Finance ministers meeting in Brussels today (14 May) will attempt to approve the Savings Tax Directive, which has provoked political infighting in Austria, one of the last countries to hold out against implementing the directive.
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Euro & Finance 04-04-2013

EC on the tax haven leaks

The offshore financial industry has been hit by the leak of 2.5 million secret bank accounts of companies and nationals in 170 countries to 86 journalists worldwide, under the leadership of the International Consortium of investigative journalism. Publication began this week.