Denmark’s tax minister, Karsten Lauritzen, said an anonymous source approached the government last summer to sell data from the Panama Papers leak. And the government will pay €1.2m for the information.

As reported by the Guardian, Denmark is planning to use the information from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to investigate whether 500-600 Danes who feature in the offshore archive may have evaded tax.

“Everything suggests that it is useful information. We owe it to all Danish taxp...

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