Fighting for tax justice
A fair, progressive, transparent and effective tax system is crucial for sound public finances, quality public services and redistribution of wealth and income. This is why EPSU has been campaigning hard to tackle tax evasion and avoidance by large companies and wealthy individuals and in support of measures to create fairer tax systems. This briefing for EPSU's last Congress sets out the work done over the previous Congress period and highlights current priorities. The impact of austerity on tax collection is the latest update on the state of tax administrations across Europe, underlining the need to invest in staff and resources to improve tax collection and fight tax fraud.
(Press Release - Brussels 23 April 2018 - embargoed until 15h) The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a directive to protect whistleblowers across the EU as a good basis to build upon.“As tax, social and environmental abuses keep on
The work to crack down on tax dodging must continue: EPSU welcomes decision from the European parliament for a new special committee to investigate tax crimes
Today the European Parliament approved a resolution to set up a special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.
EPSU reacts with disbelief to EU Council of Ministers’ discussion to remove countries from the tax haven blacklist
Just one month after the Council adopted a black list of countries that qualify as tax havens, the European Parliament revealed that Council discusses the removal of 7 countries from this list.
On Friday 1st December the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament demanding a new enquiry committee to investigate tax fraud, tax evasion, tax avoidance and all procedures that big multinationals use in order not to pay their fair share of tax.