February 13, 2018

Media in Slovenia: among criminals, politicians and “the barbarians” Once praised as a role model country for the Balkans, Slovenia as the most developed part of former Yugoslavia, an EU and Nato member today, is facing many challenges in its media landscape. The transition from a former socialist republic to a parliamentary democracy brought some […]

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After a five-year battle with the Canada Revenue Agency, the parliamentary budget office is finally being promised the data needed to evaluate the amount of revenue Ottawa loses each year due to offshore tax havens and other tax avoidance schemes. The budget office has been demanding the data since December 2017 and has even threatened court action to get […]

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by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels 13 February 2018 The European Parliament is to establish a new special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion, and tax avoidance. An agreement on the committee’s establishment was reached by the presidents of parliament’s political groups on February 8. The decision must now be validated by a plenary vote of […]

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ISLAMABAD – Joint Investigation Team for Panama Papers probe head Wajid Zia on Monday recorded his statement before the Accountability Court Islamabad in assets beyond means reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar and also presented the original copies of Volume 1 and 9. Investigation Officer Nadir Abbas in the case was also to depose […]

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It took me some time to decide whether I should bother to make comments about Desmond Zammit Marmarà’s article ‘A party with no future’ (February 1), but then after revisiting the comments that appeared online, I felt compelled to expand on some of them. Readers referred to the article as “a short-sighted view of history”, […]

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This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Affairs site. The Panama Papers leak of eleven million documents in April 2016 revealed that former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, the brother-in-law of Chinese President Xi Jinping, longtime friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin, drug kingpins, and even a soccer megastar had something in common: […]

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After a five-year battle with the Canada Revenue Agency, the parliamentary budget office is finally being promised the data needed to evaluate the amount of revenue Ottawa loses each year due to offshore tax havens and other tax avoidance schemes. The budget office has been demanding the data since December 2017 and has even threatened court action to get […]

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