Tax evasion

The Balkany scandal lifts the veil on offshore mecanisms unknown to the public

Le 24 October 2019

FILE PHOTO: Mayor of Levallois-Perret Patrick Balkany is surrounded by journalists as he arrives for his trial at the Paris courthouse, France, May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo
The Balkany trial must not hide the role played by bank and financial intermediaries in the proliferation of illicit financial flows, antimoney laundering experts Chanez Mensous and Laura Rousseau say in the opinion pages of Le Monde newspaper. Convicted for tax fraud after a blaring trial, Levallois-Perret mayor Patrick Balkany was sentenced to four years […]

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Panama Papers: Maltese Attorney General should make the Egrant Inquiry Report public

Le 26 July 2018

Panama papers
Panama Papers: Maltese Attorney General should make the Egrant Inquiry Report public The French and Maltese anti-corruption organisations, Sherpa and Il-Kenniesa request from the Attorney General of Malta the full publication of the Egrant Inquiry Report. This judicial inquiry cleared the name of the Maltese Prime Minister and his relatives following allegations regarding their involvement […]

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Council of Europe should evaluate Malta taking into account the revelations of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and the Forbidden Stories consortium

Le 13 July 2018

Credit: Forbidden Stories, OCCRP
Council of Europe should evaluate Malta taking into account the revelations of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and the Forbidden Stories consortium Paris, July 13th 2018 – The French and Maltese anti-corruption organizations, Sherpa and Il-Kenniesa, request to MONEYVAL, a monitoring body of the Council of Europe entrusted with the task of assessing compliance with the […]

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Opening of the Luxleaks Trial: Whistleblowers are Bearing the Cost of Secrecy

Le 22 April 2016

Plateforme PFJ
Press Release – 22 April 2016    The trial of Antoine Deltour and the other two defendants in the Luxleaks case (1), including journalist Edouard Perrin (2), which starts in Luxembourg on Tuesday, 22 April, reminds us of two emergencies: the need for transparency in order to fight against the tax evasion practices of multinational […]

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Public Country-by-Country Reporting: The European Commission’s Mixed Proposal

Le 13 April 2016

One week after the first ‘Panama Papers’ revelations, the European Commission published a patchy proposal for public country-by-country reporting which will not enable us to meet the challenge of transparency, though it is crucial in the fight against tax evasion.   The European Commission’s Directive Proposal would apply to multinational corporations which operate within the […]

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European Commission “Tax transparency package”: when transparency continues to rhyme with confidentiality

Le 18 March 2015

Conseil de l'Europe © Mouvement Européen Lorraine
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 – Today, the European Commission published its new “Tax transparency package” in response to the Luxleaks scandal. If the proposed measures are in line with strengthening the fight against European tax evasion, the tax and judicial havens platform organizations report that confidentiality remains in place, which doesn’t meet the expectations of […]

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Launch of support website for Antoine Deltour, tax avoidance whistleblower.

Le 8 January 2015

Plateforme PFJ
Paris, 18 December 2014 – As Antoine Deltour, whistleblower behind the “Luxleaks” scandal concerning the tax avoidance of hundreds of multinationals, is being prosecuted by the Luxemburg judiciary for “violation of business secrets”, the Tax and Judicial Havens Platform calls upon citizens to show their support on a new website created to that purpose, and […]

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France proves to Europe: bank transparency is possible

Le 1 July 2014

1 July 2014 – In July 2013, thanks to civil society’s strong involvement and to the determination of some Members of the French Parliament, French banks have now the obligation to publish information on the activities carried out in the various countries where they are established. They had until 1 July 2014 to disclose the […]

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France: helping tax havens in the name of poor countries’ development

Le 17 June 2014

17 June 2014 – A few days before the final passing of the orientation and programming law on development and international solidarity policy, the revelations made by the French newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné on 11 June are stirring up trouble among Members of French Parliament. Proparco, the subsidiary of Agence Français de Développement (French Agency […]

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Will CAC-40 get away with its activities in tax haven? – New study by Revue Projet in conjunction with the Tax and Legal Havens platform

Le 13 February 2014

New study by Revue Projet in conjunction with the “Tax and Legal Havens platform” (PPFJ) into the tax haven presence of French companies in the CAC-40 index Why would the companies in the CAC-40 index have 1548 offshore subsidiaries, listed by Revue Projet (1)? Tax evasion or promotion of “Made in France” abroad? In order […]

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2013 Financial Secrecy Index: European Tax Havens blacklisted

Le 7 November 2013

7 November 2013 – The Tax Justice Network (TNJ), along with the Tax and judiciary haven platform (la Plateforme des paradis fiscaux et judiciaries) is publishing today its 2013 financial secrecy ranking. OECD countries, especially European countries, far from being winners in the struggle against tax havens, are directly concerned. The European Union which is […]

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Tax fraud laws: minimal advances

Le 6 November 2013

Paris, 6 November 2013 The draft law related to the fight against tax fraud and serious economic and financial crimes was adopted by the French Parliament. Some progress has been made: The associations fighting against corruption will be able to file civil suits. However, Sherpa regrets that this progress is tempered by the obligation for […]

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