Tag: Luxembourg

How #Luxembourg resisted European tax co-operation and made money with its circumvention

How #Luxembourg resisted European tax co-operation and made money with its circumvention

Tax scandals like Offshore Leaks (2013), Lux Leaks (2014), Swiss Leaks (2015), Panama Papers (2016), Bahamas Leaks (2016) and the Malta Files (2017) revealed how worldwide a new business sector of systematic tax evasion and tax avoidance as well as money laundering has emerged over time. Although the complicity of some European member states in […]

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#Whistleblower Antoine Deltour of #LuxLeaks will continue his fight for justice

#Whistleblower Antoine Deltour of #LuxLeaks will continue his fight for justice

Antoine Deltour announced today (5 April) that he will appeal the decision of the Luxembourg Court of Appeal from 15 March, before the Court of Cassation. Deltour was acquitted for disclosing ‘professional secrets’ and was recognised as a whistleblower; nevertheless, the court upheld the criminal conviction. Deltour regards the arguments used against him as questionable. […]

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#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week Europol organized, together with Austria and Switzerland, the first international conference on jewellery robbery and burglary under a new umbrella project entitled ‘Diamond’. Hosted at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the event brought together more than 70 experts from almost all EU Member States, as well as third parties from Europe, Asia, the […]

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Juncker faces renewed pressure over #Luxembourg tax policy

Juncker faces renewed pressure over #Luxembourg tax policy

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker faces renewed claims that he impeded EU moves against corporate tax avoidance when Luxembourg’s prime minister, casting a shadow over his political future as a tussle over the bloc’s top jobs looms, writes Francesco Guarascio. Juncker has faced criticism from lawmakers and advocacy groups in past months over tax deals […]

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Commission proposes first research partnership in #Mediterranean to increase food and water sustainability

Commission proposes first research partnership in #Mediterranean to increase food and water sustainability

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Commission proposed first research partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean Area to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production. Today the Commission has presented a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area – PRIMA. The first partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean basin […]

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#StateAid: EU opens in-depth investigation into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of #GDFSuez, renamed #Engie

#StateAid: EU opens in-depth investigation into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of #GDFSuez, renamed #Engie

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of the GDF Suez group, renamed Engie. The EU is concerned that several tax rulings issued by Luxembourg may have given GDF Suez an unfair advantage over other companies, in breach of EU state aid rules, writes Catherine Feore. The ruling comes just over 20 […]

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#StateAid: Commission approves support schemes for renewable energy in Luxembourg and Malta

#StateAid: Commission approves support schemes for renewable energy in Luxembourg and Malta

The European Commission has found plans by Luxembourg and Malta to support power generation from renewable sources to be in line with EU state aid rules. The schemes will increase electricity produced from renewable sources, in line with EU energy objectives, without unduly distorting competition. In September 2015, Luxembourg notified its plans to support renewable […]

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