European Council Meeting
President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy has announced that the meeting of European Heads of State in May will focus on tax evasion. Oxfam welcomes this initiative and its comprehensive agenda, which will take in the possible reactivation of the European Saving Tax Directive, information exchange, and the strengthening of the Mutual Cooperation Directive. Oxfam is calling on EU Heads of State to take bold collective actions against tax evasion and tax avoidance, which cost the EU around €1 trillion per year. EU Member States should also discuss how to support developing countries in fighting against tax dodging practices which know no borders.
22 May, 2013