Taboos and blood sports in Luxembourg
We have no shortage of proposals, but first we must generate an awareness that the sytem's broke, before we can fix it. We are pleased to say that now, after some difficult moments earlier this year, the debate is back on the tracks in Luxembourg.
In today's French language Le Quotidien, Rainer Falk discusses reactions to his earlier paper on illicit financial flows and the public taboo that manifestly blocks open debate in Luxembourg.
The same edition carries a long interview with John Christensen in which, amongst other things he talks about how some people treat tax evasion as a sport (but one with very nasty consequences for people in the poorest countries).
And the title of another interview in one of the more high-brow publications in the Grand Duchy reveals the opacity score which will determine where Luxembourg ranks on the forthcoming Financial Secrecy Index.
Watch this space.