European Parliament votes against tax evasion


A woman throws false money into the air during a protest against tax havens, at Trafalgar square in London, Britain, 12 May 2016. The protest supports Oxfam, Action Aid and Christian Aid's called to end tax haven's, tax avoidance and to stand up for the world's poorest people.

European Parliament votes against tax evasion

European Parliament on July 6 passed draft recommendations for making corporate taxation fairer and clearer. They were approved by 514 votes to 68, with 125 abstentions.

With the recommendations, which were prepared by co-rapporteurs Michael Theurer (ALDE, DE) and Jeppe Kofod (S&D, DK) on behalf of Parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings II, the MEPs are calling for the creation an EU register of beneficial owners of companies. The recommendations also include a tax havens blacklist...

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