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MEPs call for crackdown on tax fraud in “Panama Papers” debate

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13/04/2016
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MEPs urged the EU Commission and member states to step up their efforts to fight tax evasion and money laundering in a Tuesday afternoon debate prompted by the “Panama Papers” revelations about more than 200,000 offshore companies and their secret owners.

Call to blacklist tax- and secrecy havens.

Several other groups called for a pan-European blacklist to be drawn up of tax- and secrecy havens and for penalties for entities using them. They also urged EU member states to embrace transparency proposals instead of watering them down.

The ECR criticized national politicians "who all knew about this type of tax evasion for years but didn't do anything about it."

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Further information

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Storify“Panama Papers” tax scandal debate EP Research Study: New EU tools to fight money launderingAudiovisual material for professionals