Justus Lipsius building, Council of the EU. (Photo: Council of the EU)


Inside the Code of Conduct, the EU's most secretive group

For the last six months, the EU's fight against tax havens has been in the hands of one of Brussels' most secretive groups, the so-called Code of Conduct.

Somewhere in the Justus Lipsius or the Europa, the Council of the EU's buildings, the group of experts is examining the tax regimes of 92 countries around the world, in order to draft the first-ever EU "blacklist" of countries with too permissive rules.

The work has been div...

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