Tax Havens

07.03.2019

Elite Banking at Your Expense: How Secretive Tax Havens are Used to Steal Your Money

Elite Banking at Your Expense: How Secretive Tax Havens are Used to Steal Your Money

Tax havens are locations around the world where wealthy individuals, criminals and terrorists, as well as governments and government agencies (such as the CIA), banks, corporations, hedge funds, international organizations (such as the Vatican) and crime syndicates (such as the Mafia), can stash their money so that… »

12.01.2019

British Tax Havens resist regulation with threats of independence

British Tax Havens resist regulation with threats of independence

“British overseas territories win reprieve after threatening legal action or secession”. The Guardian reports that “The government has been accused of defying parliament by delaying plans to require British tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands to bring in public registers that reveal the true identity of owners of companies… »

04.09.2018

Ken Livingstone: Decade after 2008 crisis, no changes made, richest get richer, inequality growing

Ken Livingstone: Decade after 2008 crisis, no changes made, richest get richer, inequality growing

By Ken Livingstone This month marks 10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers created the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, but governments have failed to make changes necessary to prevent a similar collapse. Back in the 1930s, the US government responded to the Great… »

07.11.2017

The Paradise Papers are much more revealing than people think

The Paradise Papers are much more revealing than people think

Nobody is surprised anymore by leaks that uncover how the world’s richest people stash their money in tax havens. In 2016 we saw the Panama Papers, and now we have a new leak: the Paradise Papers, naming the Queen of England, US president Donald… »

05.11.2017

Tax Justice UK calls for the Prime Minister to clamp down on tax avoidance in the wake of new leaks

Tax Justice UK calls for the Prime Minister to clamp down on tax avoidance in the wake of new leaks

PRESS RELEASE | 5 NOVEMBER 2017 Tax Justice UK, the country’s leading campaigning organisation dedicated to fighting for a fairer tax system, has called on the Prime Minister to take the action needed to tackle tax avoidance in the wake of the release of the ‘Paradise Papers’. These revelations are… »

18.10.2017

A day that European ideals bleed

A day that European ideals bleed

By Aleksandar Novaković for DiEM25. The brutal political murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (53) mother of three, has shaken the European political scene. Caruana Galizia’s work highlighted cases of alleged corruption among Maltese government officials. Known for her direct, no-compromise attitude and uneasy… »

14.09.2017

Global crises accelerate as Tax Havens hide trillions for world’s greedy few

Global crises accelerate as Tax Havens hide trillions for world’s greedy few

While new research suggests 10 percent of world GDP held in offshore shelters, UN human rights expert says poorest paying enormous price by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams While the world’s richest stash trillions away for themselves, outlandish levels of inequality are increasing the suffering… »

09.05.2016

300 economists tell world leaders tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’

300 economists tell world leaders tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’

Thomas Piketty, Angus Deaton, Jeffrey Sachs and Nora Lustig join call for more tax transparency. by Oxfam UK. More than 300 leading economists from 30 countries have today written to world leaders warning there is no economic justification for allowing tax havens and urging them to lift the veil on… »

19.04.2016

Panama papers: a haven for financial speculation

Panama papers: a haven for financial speculation

Recently, the amount of money that hidden in tax havens has come to light through the “Panama Papers”.  This money has been invested through “offshore” companies, a reference to the fact that the majority of these places are island countries.  What characterises these companies is that they have no productive… »

07.10.2015

EuroMarches 2015 – day 7 – Barcelona-Andorra-Toulouse

EuroMarches 2015 – day 7 – Barcelona-Andorra-Toulouse

On this day another bus joined the March. In Seo de Urgel EuroMarches delivered a letter to the Archbishop, Co-Prince of Andorra, a meeting was then held with the unions, who were in their election day and, finally, there was a rally in… »

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