In its February II plenary, Parliament will vote on the trilogue[1] result of the AMLD5 (Anti-Money Laundering Directive) negotiations. Council and Parliament concluded their talks during the Strasbourg week just before Christmas. The revision of the current anti-money laundering directive does bring with it important...

The EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes adopted on December 5, 2017 was defined by the Council of Europe as based on the criteria proposed by the European Commission. . The decision by the Council resulted in a set of criteria largely based...

In memory of the courageous Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, GUE/NGL MEPs and members of the ‘Panama Papers’ Inquiry Committee, Stelios Kouloglou, Miguel Urban, Patrick Le Hyaric, Martin Schirdewen, Takis Hadjigeorgiou, as well as Javier Couso, hosted an informative evening of discussions and documenatries on 30th...

Irish MEP Matt Carthy welcomed the publication on January 30 of the Financial Secrecy Index by the Tax Justice Network, updating its previous index published in 2015. Carthy, who has been a member of the European Parliament’s inquiry into the Panama Papers, noted that he participated...

The European United Left (GUE/NGL) group is holding an event in the European Parliament on January 30 to discuss the European campaign for the protection of whistleblowers and journalists. Protecting the truth: Safety for journalists and whistleblowers Tuesday January 30, 18.30-21.00 Room A1G2 18.30 – 21.00 European Parliament, Brussels In...