GUE/NGL MEPs on Panama Papers inquiry committee
This website has been set up by the GUE/NGL MEPs on the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry into the Panama Papers.
The Panama Papers, a leak of 11.5 million documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, were revealed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in April 2016. They revealed the details of 214,000 offshore entities created in 21 jurisdictions.
In response to the Panama Papers leak, the European Parliament voted on 8 June 2016 to establish a Committee of Inquiry into alleged contraventions and maladministration of Union law on money-laundering, tax evasion and tax avoidance.
The inquiry committee comprises 65 members and has a year to report. You can read the committee’s mandate here.
GUE/NGL (European United Left/Nordic Green Left) is a group of 52 left-wing MEPs from countries across Europe.
There are eight GUE/NGL MEPs who sit on the PANA committee:
- Fabio De Masi (Germany, Die Linke MEP. Vice-chair of PANA committee)
- Patrick Le Hyaric (France, Communist Party of France. GUE/NGL Coordinator on PANA)
- Miguel Urban (Spain, Podemos. GUE/NGL shadow rapporteur on PANA)
- Matt Carthy (Ireland, Sinn Féin)
- Miguel Viegas (Portugal, Portuguese Communist Party)
- Marina Albiol (Spain, Izquierda Unida)
- Curzio Maltese (Italy, L’Altra Europa con Tsipras)
- Stelios Kouloglou (Greece, Syriza)
This website site aims to outline the work of GUE/NGL MEPs on the PANA committee for the duration of the mandate. It will include:
- General information on the inquiry committee including details of hearings, relevant documents, a calendar of events, and more.
- Commentary on the progress of the inquiry by GUE/NGL PANA MEPs, including our submissions, analysis, priorities and policy proposals.
- Guest contributions from international tax justice activists and academics commenting on the inquiry and the issues it examines.
We hope this site will be a useful aid for journalists, tax justice activists and interested members of the public. We encourage you to subscribe to the website using the subscribe button to stay in touch with the progress of the inquiry.
Read more here about our work in the previous LuxLeaks committee.