Berlin calls for Swiss to be on tax blacklist

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Series Details 22.10.08
Publication Date 22/10/2008
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Following an OECD meeting in Paris on 21 October 2008 Germany's finance minister called on Switzerland to be added to a blacklist of tax havens. Peer Steinbrueck said the alpine country has refused to cooperate on taxation issues.

Seventeen member nations of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), barring Switzerland and Luxembourg, met in Paris to debate curtailing the use of offshore jurisdictions to evade taxes.

Related Links
Spiegel Online International, 27.3.09: Berlin Takes on the Tax Havens,1518,615728,00.html
OECD: Overview of the OECD's work on international tax evasions, September 2008
Deutsche Welle, 21.10.08: Germany Wants Switzerland Blacklisted as Tax Haven,2144,3729062,00.html
France24, 21.10.08: France, Germany push for tax haven blacklist

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