Monday, November 01, 2010

Time for Europe to take tax justice seriously

New Europe has just published a lengthy article by TJN director John Christensen in which he calls on European leaders to move ahead with a tax justice agenda.

Citing Europe's leading role in developing multilateral and automatic information exchange, the article calls for its strengthening and expansion to include other countries.

The article also calls for Europe to press ahead with its project to create a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base, and with adoption of a country-by-country reporting standard for all sectors.

As John notes in the concluding paragraph: "Europe is a tax haven victim and a perpetrator, but with political courage, it can fight the vested interests on behalf of all Europe's citizens."

You can read the entire article here.


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