Council reveals secret protocols of tax working group

MATTHIAS BALK

The working group was active for more than 20 years, being responsible for preventing tax avoidance in the EU.

The right-center European People’s Party (EPP) was pressuring the EU Council to show the up until now secret protocols of the working group.


The European Council decided to reveal the secret protocols concerning the European Council’s tax working group, after being pressured by the right-center, European People’s Party (EPP).

“Finally Finance Ministers give up secretiveness. We ask ourselves whether this group has been twiddling their thumbs for almost 20 years,” the EPP said in statement, wondering about the role of the working group in the LuxLeaks tax avoidance scandal.

“Finally the Finance Ministers of the Member States gav...


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