Links Oct 29

Ten years in the campaign for tax justice – we have a long way to go Open Democracy
By TJN Director John Christensen. See our recent blog New publication: The Greatest Invention – Tax and the Campaign for a Just Society

Fighting tax evasion: EU and Liechtenstein sign new tax transparency agreement New Europe

HSBC whistleblower Falciani confirms no-show at ‘political’ Swiss trial swissinfo
See also: HSBC Nemesis Falciani Mocks Swiss Justice a Mile From Border Bloomberg, and recent blog How Switzerland corrupted its courts to nail Rudolf Elmer

Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf to stand down swissinfo

Swiss Authorities Freeze Accounts of Ex-Russian Minister of Agriculture Hetq

Swiss banks launch mass closure of Russian bank accounts Russia Beyond the Headlines

In Case of Brexit, Luxembourg Is Open for Business Bloomberg View
“The City [of London] would of course reinvent itself. It would become the leading offshore financial center in Europe, possibly to the detriment of Zurich and Geneva…”

Cash machine’ Apple creates poor societies  Good Electronics Network and SOMO

Great Apple giveaway mocks secret Irish tax deal with global giant Eurodad

Starbucks and Fiat’s tax deals upended in new approach to tackling avoidance The Conversation
By Prem Sikka

Australia: Chevron tax dodge busted for $322 million Mining Australia

The largest takeover of the year is about avoiding US taxes Business Insider

UK: Corporate tax planning is at odds with HMRC Economia

 

 


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