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EU blacklist on tax havens branded ‘a joke’ after Pandora papers leak – live

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The Washington Post’s Beirut bureau chief, Liz Sly, has this:

EU finance ministers have removed Anguilla, Dominica and Seychelles from the EU blacklist of tax havens, ignoring critics in the European parliament who described the move as wrong and “grotesque” in the wake of the Pandora papers revelations.

Today’s decision to delist Anguilla, the only remaining jurisdiction with a zero per cent tax rate, and the Seychelles, which are at the heart of the latest tax scandal, renders the EU’s blacklist a joke.

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