FREE NEWS : March 20th 2015

 

EU counter-terrorism coordinator: “Jail is a major incubator of radicalisation”

“With the threat of terrorism growing every day, the task of Gilles de Kerchove, the EU’s counter-terrorism coordinator, becomes increasingly more important. It’s his job to coordinate the Council’s work in combating terrorism, keep an eye on all the instruments available to the EU and make policy recommendations. We talked to him about how terrorism should be fought and the role the European Parliament could play.” (read more here)

 

EU proposes new tax transparency rules

“Peer pressure will underpin a new European Commission proposal to make big companies pay their fair share of tax and prevent governments from cheating others out of taxable revenue streams. The Brussels-executive on Wednesday (18 March) told reporters that requiring member states to be more transparent in their tax rulings would create a “virtuous circle” between states and companies. “Better transparency will lead to greater scrutiny,” said EU commissioner for taxation Pierre Moscovici.  Moscovici’s so-called tax transparency package is seen, in part, as a response to the series of tax scandals over the past few months that have implicated large banks and multinationals.” (read more here)

 

 

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