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In its April 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 improvements....

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 on...

    During the event hosted by GUE/NGL on January 30, 2018, 'PROTECTING THE TRUTH: Safety for Journalists and Whistleblowers', Julian Assange mentioned 5 simple tasks regarding whistleblower protection for the European Parliament to work on that are worth listing: End impunity: in relation to assassinations -in...

Die Kritik war bereits groß, als die Finanzminister der EU Mitgliedstaaten im Dezember ihre lang verhandelte schwarze Liste Steueroasen vorstellten. Diplomatisches Geschachere, ein intransparentes Verfahren und laxe Kriterien haben zu einer löchrigen Liste geführt, auf der jegliche großen Steueroasen und Schattenfinanzplätze wie die Schweiz, die...

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...