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How to install LobbyCal

The LobbyCal tool consists of two elements: a server application that gathers the information on lobby meetings held and a website plugin which displays the information on those meetings on an MEP’s website. All elements are available free of...
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Can the Dutch Presidency weather the storm?

There is no doubt that the European Union is currently going through some rough waters. From the refugee crisis to Eurozone instability, it seems the EU needs to weather political storms every few weeks. But twice a year, in January and June, the...
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What do we really know about them?

On the first anniversary of the LuxLeaks scandal, Transparency International EU launches its new animated video on corporate tax transparency “What do we know about them?” as part of its campaign in favour of EU legislation on country-by-country...
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Now is the time for tax transparency

When Antoine Deltour revealed that the Luxembourg authorities had over 300 “sweetheart deals” with multinational corporations, it sent shockwaves through the EU. The leaked “comfort letters” demonstrated the true extent of Luxembourg’s...
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Commission reaching for the Starbucks

Today, the European Commission announced that Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler received illegal state aid through tax rulings by the governments of the Netherlands and Luxembourg and unduly reduced their tax burden by 20 – 30 million EUR. These...
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ERROR: Transparency Not Found

Last month the European Court of Auditors published a special report called “Efforts to address problems with public procurement in EU cohesion expenditure should be intensified”. What that translates to in non-Brussels speak is how EU funds are...