#LuxLeaks: Tax Justice Committee Chairman Lamassoure offers support to Deltour

tax_127111The trial against Antoine Deltour, the whistleblower who revealed the secret tax rulings between the Luxembourg authorities and multinational firms has started today. Alain Lamassoure – chairman of the European Parliament’s special Committee on Tax rulings (and similar measures in nature or effect) has issued a statement of support.

“Our Special Committee on Tax rulings has used Mr Deltour’s testimony while drafting its conclusions and proposals – particularly on the legal protection for whistleblowers – which was supported by the whole European Parliament in its resolution of 25 November 2015. In fact, the case of Mr Deltour prompted the European Parliament to recommend the adoption of a law on the protection of whistleblowers. 

After all of our public and private exchanges I am convinced that Mr. Deltour acted selflessly, in the public interest and in the interests of justice by disclosing tax agreements some of which have been deemed illegal under European law and the application of laws concerning state aid.”

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