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  • LuxLeaks whistleblowers appeal jail sentences

    12/12/2016 2:15:45 AM PST · by csvset
    France24 ^ | 12 December 2016 | Pierre SORLUT
    LuxLeaks whistleblowers appeal jail sentences LUXEMBOURG (AFP) - Two whistleblowers and an investigative reporter in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal return to court on Monday for leaking thousands of documents that exposed Luxembourg's huge tax breaks for major international companies. Protestors from across Europe are expected in Luxembourg as the three men begin the appeal to a verdict that saw two of the defendants receive jail sentences last June. The LuxLeaks scandal sparked a major global push against generous deals handed to multinationals that grew even stronger after the Panama Papers revelations earlier this year. Former PricewaterhouseCoopers employees Antoine Deltour and...
  • How Feminism Destroyed Europe | Iben Thranholm and Stefan Molyneux

    05/31/2016 3:29:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    YouTube/PeaceFreedomProsperity.com ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    The massive feminization of culture has had a major impact on European politics and the decisions which have lead to the European Migrant Crisis. Iben Thranholm joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the deficiency of masculinity in European culture, how feminism has programmed women to see men as the enemy and the future of western civilization. "As the refugee crisis erupted and overwhelmed Europe, its political leaders - spearheaded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel - acted like timid mother hens, not as strong men responsible for guarding their country from an invasion." - Iben Thranholm Iben Thranholm is one of Denmark’s...
  • EU Finance Ministers Debate New-Look Euro: Weigh Mixed-Bad Economic Outlook

    05/13/2005 8:27:42 AM PDT · by demlosers · 4 replies · 263+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Friday May 13, 2005 | Robert Wielaard
    EU Finance Ministers Debate New-Look Euro Coins; Weigh Mixed-Bad Economic Outlook LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- EU finance ministers, opening a two-day meeting Friday, sought to make sense of a mixed bag of economic data from the euro zone, with Germany posting its strongest growth in four years but Italy sliding into recession. "This is a very serious problem," Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean Claude Juncker said upon arriving at the meeting he was leading. EU Finance Commissioner Joaquin Solbes said "growth in Germany was good news [1% 1Q GDP], but Italy is bad news." And Gerrit Zalm, the Dutch finance minister whose...
  • 6 founding EU nations commit to the original unity goals

    02/09/2016 7:07:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 5:53 PM EST | Raf Casert
    The six founding nations of the European Union on Tuesday stressed their commitment to seek an "ever closer union" ahead of next week's summit where Britain is expected to seek a new agreement to help convince a skeptical public to remain part of the EU. The foreign ministers of host Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg said in a joint statement Tuesday they reconfirm their "strong commitment to Europe and the European project and invite all other member states to join." ...
  • Big U.S. firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes: study

    10/07/2015 11:59:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06 October 2015
    The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study, by two left-leaning non-profit groups, found that nearly three-quarters of the firms on the Fortune 500 list of biggest American companies by gross revenue operate tax haven subsidiaries in countries like Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The conglomerate General Electric has booked $119 billion offshore in 18 tax havens, software firm Microsoft is holding $108.3 billion...
  • Big U.S. firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes: study

    10/06/2015 9:18:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 6, 2015 6:37pm EDT
    The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study, by two left-leaning non-profit groups, found that nearly three-quarters of the firms on the Fortune 500 list of biggest American companies by gross revenue operate tax haven subsidiaries in countries like Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Citizens for Tax Justice and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund used the companies' own financial filings with...
  • Migrant crisis: EU leaders to approve disputed quota plan

    09/23/2015 2:04:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/23/2015 | BBC
    EU leaders meeting in Brussels are set to approve a plan to relocate 120,000 migrants across the continent, despite fierce opposition from some members. Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary voted against the mandatory quota scheme. Wednesday's emergency summit will also focus on tightening EU borders and boosting aid to neighbours of Syria, from where many migrants come...... US President Barack Obama said all European states should accept their "fair share" of asylum seekers, after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.... In a rare move for an issue involving national sovereignty, EU interior ministers approved the resettlement scheme on...
  • UN chief invites Arab countries to Mideast Quartet meeting [Zechariah 1-2, 6]

    09/09/2015 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/4/2015 | Staff
    UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to a meeting this month of the Middle East Quartet seeking a diplomatic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The foreign ministers of the three Arab countries will join their counterparts from Russia, the United States and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini for the talks on September 30, the UN spokesman said Friday. The secretary general of the Arab League will also attend the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders. The invitation follows a decision by the Quartet in...
  • EU Soon to Decide on Labeling 'Settlement' Produce

    09/05/2015 4:21:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/9/15
    The European Union will soon render its decision on whether to label goods produced by Jews in Judea and Samaria. Speaking at the conclusion of a summit of European foreign ministers in Luxembourg, EU foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini said a special committee would soon submit its conclusions on the issue. "The work of the committee dealing with the issue is coming to a close - these are the last steps before we submit the conclusions," she said. Luxembroug's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said that in his opinion labeling Jewish-made goods produced across the Green Line was an important policy....
  • Learning From Arafat: Terrorism Is Big Business

    11/15/2004 7:40:37 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 294+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2004 | NOEL SHEPPARD
    For a variety of reasons, there is a lot of enthusiasm and optimism surrounding the death of Palestinian Authority (''PA'') leader, Yasser Arafat, and how his demise might advance an expeditious resolution of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. To be sure, I would love to jump on this bandwagon, and offer another in a litany of cheery op-eds issued internationally since the passing of the former leader of the PLO. However, though I agree that Arafat has been a huge stumbling block to peace in this region that has now been removed, it is unquestionably much more than just him that has...
  • ‘End Austerity Now,’ demand Britons

    06/20/2015 4:35:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 6/21/2015 | Parvathi Menon
    End austerity: it’s cheating us all; Jobs not Trident; No cuts; Defy Tory rule; Cut war not welfare; Stop fracking; a Living Wage for mothers; and, The Pope gets it, why can’t you? With the slogans emblazoned on banners, posters and flags, anti-austerity marchers shouted slogans, sang, and beat drums, as they walked through London in what is being called the biggest protest march that the city has seen. The ‘End Austerity Now’ demonstration saw participation by an estimated crowd of between 70,000 and 250,000, all coming together to protest against cuts imposed due to austerity, the threats to the...
  • Why Is The EU Forcing European Nations To Adopt ‘Bail-In’ Legislation By The End Of The Summer?

    06/14/2015 4:05:38 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog.com ^ | June 5th, 2015 | by Michael Snyder
    Why Is The EU Forcing European Nations To Adopt 'Bail-In' Legislation by the End of the Summer? Are they expecting something to happen? As you will read about below, the European Union says that any nation within the EU that does not enact "bail-in" legislation within the next two months will face legal action. The countries that are being threatened in this manner include Italy and France. If you fast forward two months from this moment, that puts us in early August. So clearly the European Union wants everything to be squared away by the end of the summer. Is...
  • Turkey warns of terror wave if EU membership is rejected

    12/14/2004 10:10:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies · 1,301+ views
    EU Observer ^ | Dec 13 2004 | Lisbeth Kirk
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned European Union leaders that violence from Islamic extremists could escalate if the EU rejects Turkey as a member... Turkey signed the association agreement for EU membership in 1963 and it is expected that a two-day EU summit this week will finally decide to begin formal membership talks, probably in the second half of next year... Taking Turkey’s 69 million, mainly Muslim, population into the Union is widely disputed... In Germany, leader of the Christian Social Union Edmund Stoiber told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that his party in government would do what it...
  • And it's gone...Greek Banks in Macedonia can't withdraw cash - Central Bank's Bogov

    06/12/2015 7:42:44 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 39 replies
    https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/609341858045497344 https://twitter.com/TraderStef/status/609355146842275840 https://twitter.com/JAFF3/status/609343992803774464 https://twitter.com/russian_market/status/609341880623591424 The bank runs (and capital controls) begin. Macedonia Central Bank Governor Bogov states: *GREEK BANKS IN MACEDONIA CAN’T WITHDRAW CASH: BOGOV*MACEDONIAN BANKS PROTECTED IN CASE OF GREXIT: BOGOV How long before the rest of Europe follows suit and a bank holiday is declared Monday to "Cyprus" depositors? He further added: *MACEDONIAN CENTRAL BANK SEES MAJOR RISKS FROM POLITICAL CRISIS http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-12/macedonia-central-bank-blocks-greek-bank-withdrawals-case-grexit Macedonia Central Bank blocks Greek bank withdrawals FXStreet (Córdoba) - Macedonian Central Bank's Governor Dimitar Bogov has stated that Greek banks are not able to withdraw cash. According to Bogov, this withdrawal halt is protection against...
  • Luxembourg Prime Minister Becomes First EU Leader To Marry Same-Sex Partner

    05/15/2015 12:48:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | May 15, 2015 | Sharer Peralta
    Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel married his partner Gauthier Destenay on Friday, becoming the first European Union leader to enter a gay marriage. Teri Schultz tells our Newscast unit that Bettel becomes the second world leader to do so. Iceland's Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir married her partner five years ago. The interesting part about this development is that gay marriage is a relatively new thing in Luxembourg. As The Guardian reports, Bettel's party won a prominent spot in the ruling coalition after campaigning for same-sex marriage The Guardian adds: "[Same-sex marriage] was previously knocked down in 2007 by the then...
  • Greece draws up drachma plans, prepares to miss IMF payment

    04/03/2015 4:41:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, & Mehreen Khan
    Greece is drawing up drastic plans to nationalise the country's banking system and introduce a parallel currency to pay bills unless the eurozone takes steps to defuse the simmering crisis and soften its demands. Sources close to the ruling Syriza party said the government is determined to keep public services running and pay pensions as funds run critically low. It may be forced to take the unprecedented step of missing a payment to the International Monetary Fund next week.
  • UK report accuses PwC of tax avoidance on industrial scale

    02/06/2015 8:14:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2015 9:53 AM EST | Danica Kirka
    A British parliamentary committee on Friday accused the accounting firm PwC of promoting tax avoidance on an industrial scale and urged the government to step in and do more to regulate the tax industry. The Public Accounts Committee issued a scathing report, accusing PwC of mass-marketing tax avoidance plans and diverting profits to Luxembourg through intra-company loans. “We believe that PwC's activities represent nothing short of the promotion of tax avoidance on an industrial scale,” committee chair Margaret Hodge said. “The effect has been to reduce the amount of corporation tax that some multinational companies pay in the countries in...
  • Death of a Prosecutor

    01/21/2015 5:39:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 21, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Death of a ProsecutorPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On January 21, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Alberto Nisman, the Argentinean prosecutor who indicted top Iranian regime officials for the July 1994 AMIA Jewish Center bombing in Buenos Aires, was found dead by gunshot in his apartment on Sunday night, in what initially was called a suicide.Nisman was scheduled to address members of parliament the next day to reveal new information about alleged efforts by Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her foreign minister, Hector Timerman, to cover up the responsibility of the Iranian regime...
  • Steyer Hedge Fund Tied to Russian Oligarch Targeted by U.S. Sanctions

    05/07/2014 9:21:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/7/14 | Adam Kredo
    The hedge fund founded and, until recently, run by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer was involved in a deal to sell a stake in a Russian oil company to a Russian oligarch who is the target of U.S. sanctions. Farallon Capital Management sold a part of its stake in Russian firm Geotech Oil Services to the Volga Group, a Luxembourg-based investment firm owned by Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko, in 2010. Four years later, in April 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it would target Timchenko, Volga, and a number of companies associated with them, in a round of sanctions aimed...
  • City aims to jump-start Near South Side development

    07/11/2013 8:37:54 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 2 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Hal Dardick
    The city is trying to kick-start development of vacant 62-acre parcel near downtown controlled by a controversial Iraqi billionaire once linked to convicted Democratic influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko.