9th Jun 2023


Malta is a tax haven, Green MEPs say

Malta is a tax haven, according to a study by the European Parliament's Green group. "The tax system in Malta is generous to say the least, with large companies routinely paying as little as five percent tax on their profits," Green MEP Sven Giegold noted. The Green group worries this will affect EU policy on tax justice, since Malta just took over the EU Council presidency.

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EU's proposed ethics body 'toothless', say campaigners

Transparency campaigners say the new ethics body proposed by the European Commission will do little to prevent corruption at the EU institutions. The proposal comes six months after allegations of a Qatari corruption affair involving a former European Parliament vice-president.


The 'BlackRock exemption' has no place in the EU's due diligence directive

With the EU's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, there's an opportunity to harness the power of investment for truly sustainable activities. But to do this, it must not allow the 'BlackRock exemption' and instead cover institutional investors and asset managers.

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