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European Council

  • EU’s Updated Tax Haven Blacklist Draws Criticism

    Before even being published, the updated version of the European Council’s tax haven blacklist has already drawn criticism from politicians, academics and civil society organizations for being overly political and failing to serve its purpose.

  • EU Adopts ‘Magnitsky Act’ Enabling Sanctions on Human Rights Abusers

    The European Council established on Monday a global human rights sanctions regime which will allow the bloc to impose travel bans and freeze funds from individuals and entities that are involved or associated with serious human rights violations.

  • Cayman Islands Removed From EU Tax Haven Blacklist

    Despite its status as one of the world’s most secretive and low tax jurisdictions, the European Council announced on Tuesday that it has delisted the Cayman Islands from the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes – informally known as its tax haven blacklist.  

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