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MEPs voted on the final recommendation of the Panama Papers inquiry committee on Wednesday 13 December 2017 in Strasbourg. The ‘European Parliament recommendation of 13 December 2017 to the Council and the Commission following the inquiry into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion’ was adopted...

The European Commission and Council of Ministers have scored an own goal in the fight against tax avoidance by omitting EU member states from its own international blacklist on tax havens, published on December 5. 17 countries and areas are on the blacklist with a further...

Irish MEP Matt Carthy has questioned ICIJ journalist Simon Bowers on the Apple case revealed in the Paradise Papers at a hearing of the European Parliament’s Panama Papers inquiry committee this afternoon. Carthy described the presentation by Bowers regarding Apple in Ireland as “a damning...

One of the most significant revelations in the Paradise Papers relate to the corporate tax avoidance structures of Apple. Irish MEP Matt Carthy, GUE/NGL co-coordinator on the Panama Papers committee, said: “The Paradise Papers reveal not only the secrets of the super-rich individuals who hide their...

GUE/NGL Cypriot MEP Takis Hadjigeorgiou took part in a fact-finding mission to Nicosia, Cyprus, by the European Parliament's Panama Papers inquiry on Friday July 7. MEPs met with the Minister of Finance, Minister of Interior and Minister of Commerce as well as the Financial Intelligence...