yYAXssKCQaUWZcXZ79RJTBLvo-c;SfREtjZ9NYeQnnVMC-CsZ9qN6L0 Finance, Economics, Globus, Brokers, Banks, Collateral-Oriano Mattei: JEAN-CLAUDE IUNKER..... Leaked cables from the secretive Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation show how a group of smaller EU states, led by Mr Juncker's native Luxembourg, routinely made efforts to obstruct plans to curb leniant tax regimes which favour big global companies. The papers, dating back several years, expose Luxembourg as a constant barrier to proposed European tax reforms, including the period between 1995 and 2013 when Mr Juncker served as his country's prime minister, as well as finance and treasury minister. The documents were shared with The Guardian and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists by the German radio group NDR.......

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JEAN-CLAUDE IUNKER..... Leaked cables from the secretive Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation show how a group of smaller EU states, led by Mr Juncker's native Luxembourg, routinely made efforts to obstruct plans to curb leniant tax regimes which favour big global companies. The papers, dating back several years, expose Luxembourg as a constant barrier to proposed European tax reforms, including the period between 1995 and 2013 when Mr Juncker served as his country's prime minister, as well as finance and treasury minister. The documents were shared with The Guardian and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists by the German radio group NDR.......

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Jean-Claude Juncker is facing yet more embarrassmen over his involvement with Luxembourg's tax regim
Leaked cables from the secretive Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation show how a group of smaller EU states, led by Mr Juncker's native Luxembourg, routinely made efforts to obstruct plans to curb leniant tax regimes which favour big global companies.
The papers, dating back several years, expose Luxembourg as a constant barrier to proposed European tax reforms, including the period between 1995 and 2013 when Mr Juncker served as his country's prime minister, as well as finance and treasury minister.
The documents were shared with The Guardian and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists by the German radio group NDR.
A number of proposals supported by a majority of committee members were opposed by Luxembourg, including an investigation into cross-border tax avoidance, improved information sharing and a peer review by member states into each others' dealing with multinational businesses.
A spokesman for Luxembourg's finance ministry told the Guardian it had "no knowledge" of the leaked documents, and refused to comment on the position of the former Government led by Mr Juncker.
However, a former committee member confirmed to the paper that Luxembourg regularly opposed the group's proposed reforms. 
The revelations are the latest blow to Mr Juncker and his already shaky reputation, which was badly tarnished by the LuxLeaks scandal of 2014, shortly after he became commission president.
The LuxLeaks papers showed how PricewaterhouseCoopers set up a system of so-called 'tax rulings' that allowed companies including Apple, IKEA and Pepsi to save billions of dollars in taxes through private deals in Luxembourg while Mr Juncker was Prime Minister.  
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Juncker was Prime Minister of Luxembourg for 19 years 
While not illegal, Mr Juncker was forced to concede that his country's overly generous tax system may have breached ethical standards.
He has since publicaly backed Brussels' competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager as she pursues investigations into Luxumbourgish deals with Amazon and McDonald's, which are examining whether the agreements were so generous they amount to illegal state aid.  
Ms Vestager also led the prosecution against US tech giants Apple, which in September was slapped with a record £11bn tax bill after being found to have dodged years of taxes through an agreement with the Irish government. 
The ruling saw the EU, and Mr Juncker in particular, being accused of double standards given the years of sweetheart deals rubber stamped in Luxembourg during his premiership. 

da "express.co.uk"

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