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...

A year after the Panama Papers: Where does the EU stand?

A year after the Panama Papers: Where does the EU stand?” This is the question we will try to answer during a high-level panel held on the occasion of the launch of Transparency International report Behind the corporate scenes – Enhancing...

EU Council: Stop watering down tax transparency proposals

Not that long ago the word “tax” for most people would mean something rather boring and technical, for only accountants and lawyers to deal with. This has changed dramatically in recent years. Scandal after scandal, starting with Offshore Leaks...

Business Europe as usual?

We thought we’d take a look at the arguments against transparency being made by Business Europe by taking a look at their paper published last July and address some of their main concerns.

Rotten to the core: corporate tax & secrecy

Recently, former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes wrote on the recent Apple-tax case that: “state aid is not a cure for all ills”. While the airwaves have been full of debates on the rights and wrongs of the ruling, Kroes has hit the nail on...