On 18 February, OCCRP reported that, before even being published, the updated version of the EU Council’s tax haven blacklist has already drawn criticism from politicians, academics and civil society organizations for being overly political and failing to serve its purpose.  Reports indicate that Dominica has been added to it, while Turkey – despite failing to make the EU’s requested changes – was not included.



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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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