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Information Exchange, Reporting, Facilitating Due Diligence, Key to Increasing Transparency

WASHINGTON, DC – The discovery of “massive and on-going fraud” at Stanford Financial Group, intensifying U.S. pressure against Swiss bank UBS, and strong words of intent to crackdown on tax havens issued Sunday by EU finance ministers are just the latest events to underscore the need to institute transparency measures in tax and financial policy.

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European Commission Move to Abolish Bank Secrecy Critical to Fighting Tax Evasion

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) applauds the European Commission’s adoption of measures to improve cooperation between EU member states and increase transparency in tax assessment and collection. These measures to abolish bank secrecy and foster greater cooperation between EU nations are part of wider EU efforts to crackdown on tax evaders.

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Tax Havens, Evasion to be Targeted by European and U.S. Lawmakers in Year Ahead

WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of a tax evasion scandal which has led to calls for increased transparency and tighter regulation of cross-border capital movement within the European Union, Global Financial Integrity applauds efforts by U.S. legislators to enact legislation which would keep the U.S. apace of its European counterparts.

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Global Financial Integrity Calls for United States to Support the European Union Tax Haven Crackdown

WASHINGTON, DC – As European heads of state and government prepare to meet in Brussels for an annual summit on European Union economic and environmental policies, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) calls for US support of efforts to mitigate tax haven abuse.

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