Links Nov 5

Note: tomorrow we’ll be posting news of worldwide media coverage on our newly launched 2015 Financial Secrecy Index

LuxLeaks anniversary: activists call for transparency Global Alliance for Tax Justice
See also: Global Week of Action for #TaxJustice, Nov 2-6!

1 year on from #LuxLeaks – Corporate tax dodging still rampant in EU euobserver

Dutch government obstructing TAXE investigation Sven Giegold
For Sven Giegold’s presentation, see here. See also the video (In German)Ten Points For More Tax Justice In Europe

Falciani absent as Swiss begin criminal trial over HSBC data ICIJ
See also:Why India should defend this whistleblower from the Swiss justice system Scroll, andUN Forum Series – Whistleblowing: A powerful tool to monitor human rights compliance LSE

Switzerland: Relaxation of banking secrecy laws put on ice swissinfo

Apple creates poor societies Global Alliance for Tax Justice
See also:Apple Shifts a Record $50 Billion Overseas, Admits It Has Paid Miniscule to No Tax on Offshore Cash I

Corporate tax avoidance: can lawyers change the mindset? L4BB

Shareholders’ rights directive : the right place at the right time for public country-by-country tax reporting European Federation of Public Service Unions

Petition: “We Demand More Transparency and Cooperation from EU Member States” Libération (In French)
Petition calling for Country-By-Country reporting, signed by Thomas Piketty amongst others.

Ikea founder pays first Swedish tax since 1973 The Local

UK paying millions in aid money to fund overseas tax havens The Independent

We risk discovering the joy of tax only after it is too late The Guardian

The UK: offering companies as abusive and unaccountable as those in any tax haven Tax Research UK

U.S.: Tax Haven List Repealed by D.C. Council The National Law Review


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