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Panama Papers investigation shows maladministration and breach of EU law, say S&D MEPs

An end to the unanimity rule on tax decisions at EU level, a shift from secrecy to transparency, the establishment of an EU scrutiny mechanism on newly introduced harmful tax measures, a ban on...
Daphne Caruana Galizia

Pittella: Everything possible must be done to find those responsible for death of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Following the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, S&D Group president Gianni Pittella said: “The murder of the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has caused a wave of...
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EU Public Prosecutor a big step forward in fight against fraud but all member states should sign up

The European Parliament today backed the creation of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). The new office will have the power to investigate, prosecute and bring to trial criminal offences...
European Court of Auditors' Annual Report on the EU budget for 2013

Auditors’ report: After 23 years we see a significant improvement in how EU money is spent

S&D MEPs today welcomed the European Court of Auditors (ECA) annual report for 2016, which showed a significant improvement in how EU money is spent. Inés Ayala Sender MEP, S&D Group...
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It is high time to have a permanent fraud-free VAT system in Europe, say S&Ds

S&D Euro MPs today welcome the European Commission’s plan to reform the VAT taxation system in order to eradicate the €50 billion lost every year in cross-border fraud. They also praise the...
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European Commission must act now to protect whistle-blowers in Europe

The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee today voted in favour of a report calling for horizontal EU-wide legislation to protect whistle-blowers in Europe. Speaking after the vote, S&D...
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S&Ds back proposals to strengthen the supervision of financial markets

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today welcomed the European Commission’s plan to reform the micro-prudential supervisory architecture of the financial market players. The...

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