Following the Panama Papers leaks, the European Parliament decided on 8 June 2016, to establish a Committee of inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion (the PANA committee). The mandate of our committee takes the Panama Papers as a starting point but is not limited to the scandal.
More than one year later, the co-rapporteurs have presented their draft reports on the committee’s findings and recommendations:
Ensuring tax justice, fair competition and effective prosecution of financial criminality is crucial to foster the credibility of the European Union. The work of the PANA committee is meant to clarify what went wrong in the past and to make suggestions what needs to be changed for the future. The precise mandate of the PANA committee can be found here:
Beyond what we have already learnt in the past 12 months, we are still interested in comments from and insights of professionals and stakeholders. We would like to know where you see the need for changes and additions. Therefore, we invite you to send us suggestions for specific comments to the committee’s findings and recommendations by Friday, 25 August 2017: firstname.lastname@example.org.