Talking Europe

Tax havens: Europe fights for transparency

1000 billion euros; that is how much tax evasion is costing European governments. The French government is trying to solve this problem after a tax scandal involving the former budget Minister. Luxembourg and Belgium have decided to forgo financial secrecy, and after some discussions Austria followed suit but is Europe really determined to crack down on tax havens?

  • Pervenche Berès, French MEP, Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
  • Charles Goerens, Luxembourgish MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

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