We are fighting tax havens and aggressive tax planning

We are fighting tax havens and aggressive tax planning

We have to strangle the money flows to tax havens through transparency and regulation. That requires the kind of international effort the PES is leading.

On 23 April, the finance ministers of our PES family committed to strengthening cooperation among EU member states to fight aggressive tax planning.

We also supported the legislative proposal of the European Commission, tabled by Commissioner Pierre Moscovici of the French Socialist Party, which would require companies operating internationally to disclose relevant details for the calculation of the taxes due in each country.

This would apply to EU countries and also – although with less detail – for operations in other tax jurisdictions.

For years we have actively campaigned for tax justice and against tax evasion. A lot more needs to be done, so that tax avoiders can’t benefit from loopholes and mismatches in tax systems.

Unifying the tax bases of all European countries by the end of this year will be the next step and it won’t be an easy one. We’ll be supporting that and we’d like to have you on board!

Stay tuned for more.