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5 February 2015 Background Before the adoption of the post-2015 agenda and the sustainable development goals, developing countries requested a third Conference on Financing for Development, which will take place in Addis Ababa in July 2015. The Financing ...

Eurodad reaction to the Luxembourg Leaks investigation

Following the revelations surrounding tax avoidance schemes in Luxembourg, Tove Maria Ryding, Tax Justice coordinator at the European Network on Debt and Development, said: "This is deeply concerning and shows that international corporate taxation is in a state of crisis. At a point in time when there is a desperate need for public finance, this collapse in corporate taxation requires urgent action from governments to stem this financial hemorrhage. EU Finance Ministers are meeting tomorrow. We need ...
This blog is a reflection on the OECD BEPS year one outcomes. It has also appeared on Tax Research UK. Our overall feeling is that we’re winning some minor victories in the battle against tax dodging, but we risk losing the war. We’ve gained ...

The EU needs better anti-money laundering rules


03 Jul 2014 15:37:55

This article originally appeared on The EU seeks to become the standard-bearer on financial transparency. But right now, it’s still too easy to get away with shady dealings in Europe. By Koen Roovers (Financial Transparency Coalition) Since February of last year, the European Union has made money laundering and terrorist financing a central focus. In reviewing and updating the third Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), the European Union has tried to target the process by which criminal proceeds and illicit funds are moved throughout the continent and beyond. We’ve been following their progress closely, and have advocated for sensible reform to allow the EU to set the standard on anti-money laundering. But to be the standard-bearer on financial transparency, EU ...

NGOs welcome MEPs' vote for ground-breaking changes to fight money laundering

Joint NGO media reactionFinancial Transparency Coalition – Eurodad - Global Witness - Oxfam NGOs welcome MEPs' vote for ground-breaking changes to fight money launderingA cross political party agreement in the European Parliament puts pressure on EU member states to step up the fight for corporate transparency Brussels, February 20, 2014 Soon it might be a lot harder for criminals, tax evaders, corrupt politicians and other money launderers to hide their identity and their illicit funds behind ...
After a year of many political promises to finally take action in the fight against tax dodging, EU leaders met on December 19-20 but missed the opportunity to make progress on tax information exchange by delaying – yet again – the adoption ...