The European Parliament has no obligation to tell the public what its 751 members do with their tens of millions of Euros annually in tax-free allowances, according to a verdict released Tuesday by the European Court of Justice (EC).
Luxembourg’s highest court on Thursday overturned the ruling against whistleblower Antoine Deltour, who in 2014 leaked documents revealing that the country had given multi-billion tax breaks to multinational companies, according to Deutsche Welle.
Reporters who filed complaints against the European Parliament for not revealing how its members were spending their allowances were baffled by the arguments of the defense at last week’s court hearing, one of the plaintiffs told OCCRP Tuesday.
The Spanish High Court approved on Monday an investigation into the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s (ICBC) European headquarters on allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were laundered through the bank’s Madrid branch.
After a two-month trial, the two whistleblowers of the LuxLeak case have been convicted, while the journalist involved was acquitted of all charges.
The trial of a French journalist, who revealed how Luxembourg authorities assisted some of the world's largest multinational corporations in minimizing their tax payments, is to commence on Tuesday at a court in Luxembourg.
A businessman who bought a majority stake in Bulgaria’s largest telecoms company has denied ties to a sanctioned oligarch.
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