Before the law, all people should be equal. Thanks to EU austerity and neo-liberalism, laws too have become a commodity, which one can buy, as in the case of Golden Visas. This allows rich foreigners to buy residency in an EU member state, giving them all the advantages of citizenship. In Portugal, the Social Democrats (who else!) with the right wings parties, are giving this a new spin by creating the Green Visa (500,000 Euros per person).
Malta Indpendent: EU decision to remove Panama, seven others from tax-haven blacklist, triggers outrage
The EU farce concerning tax havens continues. According to the EU Commission, with the exception of a few islands no one ever heard of, there are no more tax havens. Read here
Sounds like a government in meltdown. Read here
With the Paradise Papers in the headlines, we at BRAVE NEW EUROPE are trying to publish what we consider the best critical articles on the topic. Read here