Panama Papers inquiry sets its sights on Neelie Kroes

The new committee of inquiry into the Panama Papers intends to broaden its mandate to cover the Bahamas leaks, the latest offshore revelations which directly implicate the former Commissioner Neelie Kroes. EurActiv France reports.

The former European Commissioner for Competition, Neelie Kroes, could be among the first people invited to give evidence to the European Parliament’s committee of inquiry into tax evasion and money laundering, labelled PANA for short.

This committee was launched in July, following the revelation of the Panama Papers, a series of documents exposing the complex financial structures used by certain wealthy people to hide their money in the tax haven of Panama. But its reach will not be limited to Panama.

From Panama to the Bahamas

“The European Parliament has a very clear mandate, we have to investigate money laundering. So this mandate is not restricted to the Panama Papers but also covers the latest revelations from the Bahamas,” said

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