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The EU Council have announced that eight countries will be removed from the EU’s list of so-called ‘Non-cooperative jurisdictions’ – also referred to as the tax haven blacklist. The eight countries, which are Barbados, Grenada, the Republic ...
Tax was one of the key issues tackled when Commissioner candidates faced MEP questioning in the European Parliament over the past two weeks. Junker’s lineup of candidates were being grilled on their policies – and every other imaginable issue ...

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CSO letter to IFC calls for immediate review of policy on tax havens

As a response to a recently published World Bank report on the first year of implementation of its policy on the use of offshore financial centres, several civil society organisations, including Eurodad, have sent a letter to IFC Executive Vice President Jin-Yong Cai to call for far greater transparency and an immediate and fundamental review of its policy on tax havens. Signatories of this letter believe that the report, which is only one-page long, is highly inadequate, as it fails to include the ...
By Jesse Griffiths, Øygunn Sundsbø Brynildsen, Jeroen Kwakkenbos, María José Romero and Bodo Ellmers The European Commission’s recent accountability report and communication on financing for development highlights the importance domestic resource ...
Eurodad and members have long questioned the impact of development finance institutions (DFIs) on development. One central problem is their weak or non-existant guidelines relating to fiscal contributions and investments through tax havens. The Belgian ...
After years of talking, EU leaders seem willing to take action at last on requiring transparency that will shed light on tax dodgers. There are at least two opportunities for concrete legislation that the EU cannot afford to miss this year, although Member ...
This week’s European Union (EU) meeting of finance ministers in Brussels for the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) produced strong rhetoric about the importance of tackling tax evasion and tax fraud, but offered little in the way of concrete ...