Since the LuxLeaks scandal, the fair taxation agenda has made some headway. But resistance from member states has also blocked many measures during the Juncker Commission mandate. EURACTIV France reports.
What conclusions can be drawn from the Juncker Commission’s fair taxation agenda? At a time when the ‘yellow vests’ are protesting in France against the injustice of ‘green’ taxation, and with only a few weeks to go before the European elections on 25 May, has Europe taken enough action?
The mandate of the Juncker Commission (2014-2019) will have been marked by tax evasion scandals. Luxembourg’s former prime minister took office in Brussels just as the LuxLeaks scandal broke, directly implicating his country (Luxembourg) during his tenure as prime minister.
An emergency triggered by the LuxLeaks
Having only just been appointed to head the European executive, Jean-Claude Juncker had to face the revelations of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ),