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quarta-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2017

EU adopts list of 17 tax havens, Panama first to protest



Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela attends a press conference in Beijing, China, 20 November 2017.
[Roman Pilipey/EPA/EFE]
In total, ministers have listed 17 countries for failing to meet agreed tax good governance standards. In addition, 47 countries have committed to addressing deficiencies in their tax systems and to meet the required criteria, following contacts with the EU.

This unprecedented exercise is aimed at raising the level of tax good governance globally and help prevent the large-scale tax abuse exposed in recent scandals such as the “Paradise Papers”.

As expected, no EU territories fall into the list.
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Oxfam challenges EU by publishing alternative tax haven list

A week before the Commission is expected to adopt a blacklist of tax havens, anti-poverty organisation Oxfam threw down the gauntlet by publishing its own list of 35 countries, which includes four EU member states and four EU hopefuls from the Western Balkans.
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The full list of non-cooperative tax havens adopted by EU ministers on Tuesday named: American Samoa, Bahrain, Barbados, Grenada, Guam, Macau, the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Saint Lucia, Samoa, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.
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