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Transparency for the middle man?

Today, after a public consultation process, the European Commission published a new legislative proposal aimed at regulating the work of tax intermediaries and advisers in order to increase transparency and access to information on tax arrangements
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EU citizenship for sale?

Following the 2008 financial crisis, we have seen new kinds of investor schemes blossoming across Europe.  Their names and modalities differ from one Member State to the other – the Tier 1 investor visa in the UK, the Autorização de...
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Dodgy: Short & simple recipes for secrecy

This recipe shows some of the tricks and tools that people and corporations can use to hide assets and avoid tax. While the methods differ between places and people, company and individual these are some of the most common ways that are used to hide...
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Under the shell: Ending money laundering in Europe

This report assesses the national anti-money laundering framework in six European countries: Czech Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Slovenia. It focuses on beneficial ownership transparency, a key aspect of the fight...
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Cashback: How can the EU help in returning stolen assets?

For too long the corrupt have been able to steal from the public purse with impunity. One of the best ways to address this is to prevent people from profiting from the proceeds of corruption. Asset recovery – the process of returning stolen assets...
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Panama Papers anniversary – a year of change?

On April 3rd 2016 – exactly a year ago, the Panama Papers, a trove of 11.5 million files leaked from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, revealed how the global financial industry sells financial secrecy to politicians, football players,...