To mark the first year after the outburst of the Luxleaks scandal, S&D Euro MPs are calling on EU governments for more transparency and coordination in tax policy in an article cosigned by economists and personalities from the left family.

“One year has passed and very little has been achieved to really make a change despite some announcements. (…) The European Union should ensure that multinationals pay their taxes where they make their profits. We strongly advocate for ambitious reforms to clamp down on tax fraud and avoidance, close legal loopholes, effectively sanction tax havens, fight corruption and money laundering, and improve transparency and cross-border cooperation.

“In this context, we call on the EU governments to support the obligation for Country-by-Country reporting currently discussed in the framework of the shareholders’ rights directive.”

Read the whole article here.

The article was published in leading newspapers across Europe. See the links below:


Scandalul LuxLeaks revine în prim plan (RO - Evenimentul 07/11/15)

Um ano depois do escândalo "LuxLeaks", continua tudo na mesma (PT - Publico 06/11/15)

Še vedno vse po starem (SL - Delo 05/11/15)

Vuosi LuxLeaks paljastuksista – verokäytännöt lähes ennallaan (FI - Turun Sanomat 05/11/15)

Vuosi LuxLeaks paljastuksista - verokäytännöt lähes ennallaan (FI - Pohjalainen 05/11/15)

Britains joins move to block MEPs' access to stash of secret tax files (EN - The Guardian 05/11/15)

Un an après LuxLeaks, qu'est-ce qui a changé? (LU – L'Essentiel 05/11/15)

"Steuerdeals bleiben weiter im Dunkel" (DE - Südwestpresse 05/11/15)

Serve piu' di trasparenza nella tassazione delle multinazionali (IT - Il Corriere della Sera 04/11/15)

Europamoet les leren uit LuxLeaks-affaire (NL - Trouw 04/11/15)

Die Kleineren müssen zahlen, die Großen kneifen (AT - Die Presse 04/11/15 - Print version

A year after LuxLeaks, it is high time for EU action on corporate tax-dodging (EN - The Guardian 04/11/15)

Vuosi LuxLeaks paljastuksista – verokäytännöt lähes ennallaan (FI - Ilkka 04/11/15)

Por una fiscalidad europea (ES - El Pais 03/11/15)

«Nous demandons aux Etats plus de transparence et de coopération» (FR - Libération 03/11/15)