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Magdalena Senn

New ECB whistleblower channel: Success for whistleblower protection

The ECB has announced that it will introduce an improved internal reporting channel for whistleblowers. This is a major achievement on the road to greater support for all those who uncover malpractice for the sake of the common good. All too often whistleblowers are subject to considerable reprisals, lose their jobs or are sued for […]

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Commission proposal on crypto assets and Libra: Regulation must solve money laundering problems, not taboo them

Today, departing Finance Commissioner Dombrovskis presented a legislative package on the digitalization of the financial system. This includes in particular a new strategy for payment services and a legislative proposal for the digital resilience of the financial sector. The legislative proposals for the regulation of crypto-assets in particular had been long awaited. The proposals stipulate […]

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ESMA Report Cum-Ex/Cum-Cum: Preventing tax theft through European rules

Dear friends, dear interested, Today the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued its report on Cum-Ex / Cum-Cum & Co (euphemistically called “dividend arbitrage”). The report was requested by the European Parliament on initiative of us Greens, to assess these transactions of a cross-border nature. In particular, the European Parliament wanted more clarity […]

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New subcommittee on tax in the European Parliament: Green priorities for European tax justice

Dear friends, Dear interested, The corona crisis is leaving massive holes in the public coffers of European countries. However, the economic recovery and green transformation won’t work with austerity programmes but require courageous investments in the future. In the coming months and years, this will bring the fight against tax evasion, tax avoidance and money […]

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FinCENfiles: Globalisation of crime needs European response

After months of research in 88 countries with more than 400 journalists involved, the International Network of Investigative Journalists ICIJ together with the US investigative media company BuzzFeed today published a new leak: For the first time, reports of suspected money laundering to the US anti-money laundering authority FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) provide an […]

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EU considers green bond to finance recovery fund: avoid mistakes of the green Bund

Dear friends, Dear interested, According to the Financial Times, the EU Commission is considering financing part of the joint debt for the European Recovery Fund through green bonds. Of the 750 billion for the Recovery Fund, around 200 billion financing sustainable investments could be issued through green bonds. Such bonds are particularly sought after by […]

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