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GFI Recommends Continued Pursuit of Improved Information-Sharing, International Cooperation Following UBS Case Settlement

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222
Global Financial Integrity
Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – As negotiations in the United States civil case against Swiss bank UBS ostensibly concluded today, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges continued efforts to improve information-exchange protocols and overall transparency in international finance as key next-steps in U.S. efforts to curtail tax evasion.

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GFI Recommends Continued Pursuit of Improved Information-Sharing

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222
Global Financial Integrity
Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

Organization Calls for International Cooperation Following Announcement in UBS Case

WASHINGTON, DC – As negotiations in the United States civil case against Swiss bank UBS continue today, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges Lawmakers to turn their attention to larger issues related to tax evasion and banking secrecy, including improvement of information-exchange protocols between Switzerland and the United States and increasing overall transparency in international finance as key next-steps in U.S.’ efforts to curtail tax evasion.

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Imminent Settlement Announced in Historic UBS Case

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222
Global Financial Integrity
Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

Next Steps Must be Improved US-Swiss Information Sharing, Says Global Financial Integrity

WASHINGTON, DC – Reacting to news today that a settlement agreement has been tentatively reached in the U.S. civil case against Swiss bank UBS, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) urges U.S. officials to pursue substantive changes to U.S.-Swiss protocols governing information exchange in tax law administration as a critical next step in efforts to end bank secrecy and prevent tax evasion.

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Congressional Briefing Today on Tax Evasion, Banking Secrecy, and Improving Financial Transparency

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222
Global Financial Integrity
Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional and Federal Agency staff will meet this morning for a legislative briefing organized by Global Financial Integrity, Citizens for Tax Justice, and Tax Justice USA on issues related to tax evasion, banking secrecy, and key legislation aimed at improving compliance with U.S. tax laws and increasing transparency in offshore and onshore financial practices.

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GFI Advisory Board Member to Chair European Parliament Committee on Development

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) Advisory Board member Eva Joly has been selected to Chair the European Parliament’s Committee on Development (DEVE). The Committee is responsible for promoting, implementing, and monitoring European Union development policy including disbursing economic aid and fostering and evaluating governance practices.

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Global Financial Integrity Calls on UK Government to Withdraw Oxford Report

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is calling on the UK Government to withdraw a report on illicit financial flows prepared by the Oxford Centre for Business Taxation from its Department for International Development (DFID) Web site due to extensive factual errors, omissions, and erroneous conclusions present in the document.

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Global Financial Integrity Recommends Strategy for Settlement in Historic UBS Case

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222
Global Financial Integrity
Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) issued recommendations for next steps in the UBS tax evasion case following postponement of Monday’s key court hearing.

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GFI Applauds G8 Commitment to Tackle Illicit Financial Flows, Create Financial Transparency

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

WASHINGTON, DC – Language in the G8 Economic Declaration stating a commitment to fight “illegal financial flows,” and improve “financial transparency” is further evidence of a sea change in world-views about finance and development, said Global Financial Integrity today.

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