Following the publication of the “Pandora Letters”, the leader of the European People’s Party (EPP) Manfred Weber, called for more responsibility for the European Union against tax havens, the adoption of stricter laws and the further development of Europol.
“We need a kind of European FBI, a European area of responsibility for our investigative authorities. We need to further develop Europol into a kind of tax authority, which then also has investigative jurisdictions. This authority must be able to judge neutrally what is happening in countries. Only then will our laws have real force and only then will we be able to fight the issue in the long run. We need to speed up, “he told ZDF.
“Overall, not enough progress has been made in the EU in the fight against money laundering, tax evasion and tax evasion. Tax law is a national competence and EU Member States are not sufficiently willing to cooperate. The so-called blacklist, in which the EU classifies countries and regions as tax havens, is not quite accurate. This is why we need a review of this list and also clear sanctions against the countries in which these tax fraud models are used. “Countries that have not cooperated with local tax authorities should no longer have access to the eurozone financial zone or access to Europe through visas,” he added.
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