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Global South Calls for International Body to Fight Tax Havens Inter Press Service
See also: World gathers at UN, but stymies UN’s role in tax and transparency Financial Transparency Coalition, and our recent blog Tax Justice Network warns at the UN against subversion of Sustainable Development Goals  

One year after the European Parliament set up the Panama Papers’ Inquiry Committee … where are we, and where are we going to? GUE/NGL Investigates the Panama Papers

Juncker on tax avoidance: blind for the past, strong commitments for the future Sven Giegold

EU targets lawyers and accountants in tax-avoidance clampdown The Guardian

Jonathan’s Aide, Three Other Ex-Nigerian Officials Named In $20million Bribery Scandal In Switzerland Sahara Reporters

Transparency in Corporate Ownership Key to Breaking India’s Financial Secrecy CBGA India

Brazil’s Operation Car Wash: Is this the biggest corruption scandal in history? The Guardian

Lessons for Tax Justice Activists from the Apple Ruling Civicus / Sorley McCaughey for Christian Aid Ireland

Australia Taxation Office chasing $1 billion from energy giant Chevron in massive tax case The Sydney Morning Herald

Financial modelling – the next step in EITI reconciliations? OpenOil / EITI

Is Malta really Europe’s ‘pirate base’ for tax?  BBC News

Qatari investments in Swiss firms start to look awkward swissinfo

Data Mining to Find Tax Cheaters Bloomberg
‘That Swiss bank account may be closed—but it’s not forgotten.’

Swiss Banker Prepares U.S. Guilty Plea in Soccer Scandal Bloomberg

Image problems: Ireland at the heart of football tax probes The Irish Times

Jain Ethical Finance : A New Dawn in Finance
Video of global book launch – see our earlier blog here.

 

 

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