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European Parliament must set up a committee of inquiry on tax avoidance

Eurodad / Tax Justice Europe  Media Statement, 1st December 2014 MEPs must give their support to a letter being circulated to set up a committee of inquiry in the wake of the “Luxembourg leaks” scandal. The committee would investigate tax avoidance by corporations and tax laws and rulings in EU member states, European civil society organisations said today. More than 30 organisations from the Tax Justice Europe network have written to members of the European Parliament strongly ...

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Eurodad reaction to the Luxembourg Leaks investigation

Following the revelations surrounding tax avoidance schemes in Luxembourg, Tove Maria Ryding, Tax Justice coordinator at the European Network on Debt and Development, said: "This is deeply concerning and shows that international corporate taxation is in a state of crisis. At a point in time when there is a desperate need for public finance, this collapse in corporate taxation requires urgent action from governments to stem this financial hemorrhage. EU Finance Ministers are meeting tomorrow. We need ...
After a year of many political promises to finally take action in the fight against tax dodging, EU leaders met on December 19-20 but missed the opportunity to make progress on tax information exchange by delaying – yet again – the adoption ...

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Press release:Citizens across Europe take action to end tax dodging in Tax Solidarity Week, 25 Nov – 1 Dec

In the coming week, civil society organisations across Europe will demand more action from European governments to stop tax dodging by unscrupulous multinational companies. One of their top demands is that the European Union pass a new law to create public registers of the real owners of all phantom firms and shell companies, as a key step in the fight against tax dodging and corruption.[1] As part of the Europe-wide `Stop Tax Dodging’ initiative, some 15 organisations  in twelve countries ...