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European Parliament calls for the strongest possible protection for whistleblowers

20.11.2018

The Legal Affairs Committee voted in favour

Whistleblowers are the drivers of positive change. They have uncovered tax dodging, data breaches and war crimes, and in the process they have helped to change politics. That's why this proposal is now a good basis with which to protect those who wish to disclose information in the public interest.


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Déclaration d'Eva Joly

21.06.2018

Mossack Fonseca

Réaction d’Eva Joly, Vice-Présidente de la Commission spéciale sur la fraude et l’évasion fiscales (TAX3), suite à la publication de nouvelles révélations sur le cabinet Mossack Fonseca par les journalistes de l’ICIJ.


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New legislation will be tough on financial crime, thanks to Greens/EFA group

19.04.2018

Money Laundering

The European Parliament has today given its approval to the outcome of negotiations on the fifth update to the anti-money laundering directive. The revised legislation contains wide-ranging measures for combatting money laundering, such as granting public access to data on the beneficial owners of firms.


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Greens/EFA Debriefing

16.03.2018

Plenary week, 12-16 March 2018

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included: Commission ethics and appointment of the Secretary-General Selmayr, glyphosate saga and first meeting for PEST committee; Brexit and guidelines on the framework of future EU-UK relations, new special committee on taxation, protection of investigative journalists in Europe, EU Multiannual Financial Framework and own resources, Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base


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Tax avoidance

Parliament puts pressure on Council to implement “game changing” tax policy

15.03.2018

Tax avoidance

The European Parliament has today voted in favour of the revised proposals on establishing an EU-wide common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB). Establishing a CCCTB has been a long standing Greens/EFA demand. The parliament's position also includes welcome new measures on taxing the digital economy.


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European Union

What's coming up in Parliament

09.03.2018

Strasbourg Flash - Plenary session 12-15 March 2018

A look ahead to next week's session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Greens/EFA priority issues on the agenda


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Tax avoidance

New tax committee: Unfinished work to do on tax justice

01.03.2018

Tax Justice

The European Parliament has today approved the establishment of a new special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.


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Tax avoidance

Greens/EFA group demands real blacklist

28.02.2018

Tax havens

The Greens/EFA group will use today's debate in the European Parliament on the EU tax haven blacklist to call for much greater transparency in the blacklisting process.


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Death of Slovak journalist, Ján Kuciak

26.02.2018

Reaction of the Greens/EFA group

Greens/EFA MEP Benedek Javor comments on the death of the Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his partner.


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Greens/EFA Debriefing

09.02.2018

Plenary week, 5-8 February 2018

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included: Emissions Trading System; Glyphosate: authorisation process for pesticides; Geoblocking; Visit of Croatian Prime Minister; Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation; Transnational lists for European elections; International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) address to Parliament; Rule of law in Romania; Special committee on tax.


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Tax avoidance

Progress on tax justice must not be lost

08.02.2018

Special committee on taxation

The presidents of the political groups of the European Parliament have agreed to establish a special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance. "The Paradise Papers show that there is a clearly unfinished work to do if we are to secure tax justice in Europe," says Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts.


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European Union

What's coming up in Parliament

02.02.2018

Strasbourg Flash - Plenary session 5-8 February 2018

A look ahead to next week's session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Greens/EFA priority issues on the agenda


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