The January 2016 Tax Justice Network Podcast

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In our January 2016 Tax Justice Network podcast:

What’s Scotland got to do with the plunder of Moldova? We take a look at the ‘Wild West’ of Scottish Limited Partnerships. Also, we discuss the tensions in the EU – is the net finally closing on multinational companies, the tax minimisation deals they’ve been getting from various European countries and the big four accountancy firms who advised them? Just how bad was the sell off of one of Colombia’s most profitable power generation companies? What’s former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair got to do with it? And why’s it been ignored outside Latin America? Also, we talk about the MEP who’s dragging the European Commission through the courts to get access to papers they’d rather we didn’t see. The Tax Justice Network’s John Christensen will eat his hat if they DON’T reveal what MEP Fabio De Masi suspects they will: ‘systematic political backup for a tax avoidance cartel that costs taxpayers in the EU hundreds of billions of dollars annually.’

 

“when you hear Cameron claiming Britain’s leading the world in tackling corruption, it’s beyond a joke.”

Ian Fraser, finance journalist and writer

“it is a bad look for the city of London and the UK, we are supposed to be democratic and free of corruption and yet here we are facilitating…you know, we are hosting some of the most egregious and destabilizing corruption you could possibly imagine”

Richard Smith, finance journalist and blogger at Naked Capitalism

“Europe has to change itself…If they want to prevent corrupt capital to flow into the EU they can do this… and it looks like it’s for the benefit of the developed countries to receive proceeds of corruption though they seem not to be corrupt themselves and I think it’s not right.”

Daria Kaleniuk, Anti-Corruption Action Centre in Ukraine

Featuring: The Tax Justice Network director John Christensen, Daria Kaleniuk of the Anti-Corruption Action Centre in Ukraine, Finance journalist and writer Ian Fraser @IanFraser, and finance journalist and blogger at Naked Capitalism Richard Smith @ncsmiff

Produced and presented by @Naomi_Fowler for the Tax Justice Network. You can follow @TheTaxcast on twitter and subscribe to the Taxcast either on our youtube channel or email naomi[at]taxjustice.net. Also available on iTunes.


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