Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

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The European Union cannot, on the one hand, pledge to fight corruption, abuse and money laundering, and on the other hand, allow schemes such as the...

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Tax evasion

Commission initiative comes one week after Parliament's proposal to tax tech giants The EPP Group in the European Parliament welcomes today...

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Bitcoins

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "It will get much tougher to remain unseen when doing shady financial...

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Palm growing from pile of euros

EPP Group calls for speeding up work on blacklists of tax havens and places used for money laundering "Normal citizens and companies pay...

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Following continued revelations over the last 5 years (LuxLeaks, the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers), the European Parliament decided to establish several Special Committees and Inquiry Committees to look into company tax evasion, unfair state tax practices and money laundering. This new Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) was set up on 1 March 2018 and is a continuation of the previous committees’ work.

Fairness in tax competition is one of the EPP Group’s priorities. This is important not only within Europe, but also on a global level. In the last few years, the European Parliament has been pushing for more joint European measures to tackle the problems that have been revealed. Unfortunately, many EU Member States are reluctant.

The TAX3 Committee has a twelve-month mandate. At the end of this period, it will submit a report with findings and recommendations. The EPP Group wants the Committee to send clear and strong messages to our citizens and businesses that Europe needs to do more to fight tax crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.

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Apple Inc.
Press Release
21.06.2018 - 14:25

EPP Group wants black list of uncooperative companies

Offshore legal services provider Appleby and Baker McKenzie refuses to appear in Tax Evasion Committee "The lack of cooperation by certain companies raises doubts about whether they have...
Travel
Press Release
30.05.2018 - 14:56

Citizenship for sale undermines efforts to tackle corruption

The European Union cannot, on the one hand, pledge to fight corruption, abuse and money laundering, and on the other hand, allow schemes such as the Golden Visas and the sale of the EU citizenship...
Tax evasion
Press Release
21.03.2018 - 11:37

EPP Group wants to tax digital business where the user is

Commission initiative comes one week after Parliament's proposal to tax tech giants The EPP Group in the European Parliament welcomes today's legislative proposals to tax digital tech...
Bitcoins
Press Release
29.01.2018 - 14:46

Transparency against terror financing and tax evasion

New money laundering rules also apply to virtual currencies "It will get much tougher to remain unseen when doing shady financial transactions. With this decision, Europe's financial...
Tax evasion
Press Release
13.12.2017 - 14:09

Fight against tax evasion must be key task for EU

Left tried to hijack Panama report to harm honest taxpayers and EU economy "The fight against tax evasion, tax crime and tax avoidance must be one of the EU's key economic tasks. They...
Tax evasion
News
14.11.2017 - 17:45

Paradise Papers: MEPs call for action on tax haven blacklists

We call for speeding up work on blacklists of tax havens and places used for money laundering. The Paradise Papers leak has shown us yet again the organised, large-scale lack of responsibility of...

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