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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...
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Has the EU Council even heard about the Panama Papers?

2016 has been dotted with major leaks into how the rich, powerful and corrupt utilise the global financial system to hide their wealth, be it from the tax man or the law. But after the Panama Papers, the Bahamas leaks and the Football leaks, how...
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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.
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Integrity Pacts – state of play

Through transparency and monitoring Integrity Pacts improve trust and accountability in public procurement. Here you can find details of these Integrity Pacts.
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Driving out corruption in Hungary through clean contracts

From Budapest to Pécs in Hungary the M6 highway gradually weaves along the River Danube, through farms and vineyards. When the main stretch of the road was completed in 2010 one of several seemingly unnecessary tunnels, given the gently rolling...
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The truth about the “corrupt elites”

One of the most striking things about the Trump and Farage narratives is the railing against “corrupt elites”: the coalition of “merchant bankers, multinationals and big politics” that Farage invoked when celebrating the Brexit vote; or the...