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What are the Panama Papers? In an international news publication coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), 11 million leaked documents from the law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama revealed a global network of shell companies and hidden bank accounts used to facilitate...

A two-day event on the growing international movement against tax havens and the persistent problem of money laundering and tax evasion has been held by GUE/NGL political group at the European Parliament this week. ‘The Panama Papers, one year on: Fighting money-laundering and tax dumping’ was...

The roles of bankers, lawyers and accountants in secret offshore tax avoidance schemes were examined by MEPs from the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) on Monday. These enablers and promoters of tax avoidance were discovered to have...

The European Parliament’s committee of inquiry into the Panama Papers scandal (PANA) held its constitutive meeting today with German MEP Fabio De Masi elected as Vice-Chair. French MEP Patrick Le Hyaric will be GUE/NGL coordinator. Tasked with investigating alleged contraventions and maladministration of EU law in...

Following the Parliament’s decision to set up an inquiry committee into the ‘Panama Papers’, GUE/NGL can now reveal its nominations ahead of the vote today. As was the case with the investigations into ‘Luxembourg Leaks’, the GUE/NGL group has been pushing for the same for ‘Panama...