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Taaks Avoyd — Ikea's tax avoidance scheme

Information video about Ikea's tax practices


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Corporate tax avoidance

IKEA cheating EU governments out of massive tax revenue according to new research

A new investigative report on the tax strategy of furniture multinational IKEA has revealed the details of the system they employ to avoid paying their tax responsibility across the EU. The report, which was commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, highlights how IKEA avoids ...


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Corporate tax avoidance

IKEA cheating EU governments out of massive tax revenue according to new research

This is not about the latest IKEA furniture but about how this company structured itself to dodge €1 billion in taxes over the last 6 years using onshore European tax havens, according to new research commissioned by the Greens.


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IKEA - Flat pack tax avoidance

A report commissioned by the Greens/EFA

The report shows how IKEA has dodged at least €1 billion in taxes in Europe over the last 6 years (2009-2014), using onshore European tax havens like the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium. At a time when the Netherlands holds the Presidency of the European Union, this report therefore also aims at identifying needed additional national and European corporate tax reforms


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(C) Lars Aronsson

Putting the Economic and Monetary Union on a sustainable footing

the Greens-EFA roadmap

Policy paper on the governance of the economic and monetary union and the challenges of further political integration


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Corporate tax / Google

Letter from Greens/EFA to Commissioner Vestager

The Greens/EFA MEPs sitting on the European Parliament's TAXE committee, established following the "LuxLeaks" revelations, yesterday wrote to Commissioner Vestager asking her to open an investigation into the UK tax authority's deal with Google Europe, in line with EU laws on state aid pro...


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EU corporate tax rules

Slow progress on addressing tax avoidance continues

The European Commission today presented its 'Corporate Tax Package', a set of proposals to update EU rules on corporate taxation. Commenting on the proposals, UK Green MEP and tax policy spokesperson Molly Scott Cato said: "These proposals on corporate taxation represent another small but incom...


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Fighting fraud and corruption across the EU

Benedek Jávor, a Green MEP that has been championing the fight against corruption in the EU institutions on behalf of the Greens/EFA group, explains how the EU institutions can and should work hard to end corruption, fraud and misspending.Q: So, what are you trying to achieve? What happened today?I...


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EU Corporate Tax Package

This homeopathic dose is not enough

If the fight against tax avoidance and tax competition were a disease, we would need urgent surgery. Unfortunately, what the European Commission is proposing with its package to be published tomorrow, is a homeopathic medicine - to fight terminal disease - and nobody should claim 'job's done!'Some w...


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Happy New (Tax) Year!

Belgium's tax loopholes for multinationals condemned by European Commission

And what a better gift to start 2016 than Monday’s announcement by the European Commission that Belgium will recover €700 million from 35 big companies that received an illegal preferential tax treatment in the past 10 years. It all started 12 months ago when Commissioner Vestager opened an inv...


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Tax justice

The European Parliament has agreed on its new special tax committee

The fight for tax justice continues... Today, the European Parliament officially brought back to life again its special committee to investigate tax rulings and other harmful measures, now called TAXE 2. After an intense battle – where the Greens pushed hard to ensure the Parliament's investigatio...


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

15.12.2015

LIVE press conference 15 December 2015 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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