Links Dec 2

Open letter to the Heads of State and Ministers of Finance of the East African Community: Redouble efforts to end illicit financial flows and harmful tax incentives in the East African Community East Africa Tax & Governance Network (EATGN)

Breaking bad habits: time for @amazonuk to face up to its issues amazon anonymous
See also: Amazon Christmas boycott campaign gathers weight The Guardian

Germany recruits France and Italy for fresh assault on tax havens Financial Times (paywall)
See also: Germany, France and Italy urge EU to write common corporate tax laws EurActiv

Antigua PM: 150 citizenships granted through ‘aggressive’ Citizenship by Investment Programme promo Antigua Observer
“As the government continues to push the citizenship programme, it has formed a partnership with a high-end residential development in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). People who purchase villas in the Ajhman Uptown project in UAE will be offered Antiguan and Barbudan citizenship.”

Irish millionaires under Revenue investigation for non-payment of ‘wealthy tax’ Irish Independent

Oil, gas and mining deals still most vulnerable to bribery: 1 of 4 new corruption factoids from the OECD Global Witness

Starbucks boss unrepentant about tax avoidance Aol

So much for UK Chancellor Osborne’s Google tax Tax Research UK

UK Chancellor George Osborne Mulls ‘Super-Tax’ For British Money In Swiss Bank Accounts Huffington Post
‘… leading anti-tax avoidance campaigner Richard Murphy said that HMRC’s potential “super-tax” on Swiss bank accounts was a “somewhat hollow” threat. “I welcome this move, but recognise it as a negotiating ploy alone,” he told HuffPostUK.’

PwC Cashes In On AIG; Taxpayers Lose, Again
Hat tip: @ICIJorg

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