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Tax avoidance by multinational corporations: how to build alliances for reform

By Thomas Paster / 16 October, 2019

The digital economy makes it even easier for multinational corporations to reduce their tax liabilities by registering in low-tax countries while doing business elsewhere. The media coverage about high profile cases of tax avoidance, such as the Luxembourg Leaks and the Paradise Papers, has raised public awareness of the scope...

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GAFAM VERSUS EUROPEAN UNION

By Laurent Alexandre / 20 June, 2018

The influence of GAFAM outside the United States is a concern for the countries of the European Union. The decision about whether or not to introduce a digital tax for countries is a heated debate among member states. However, the impact of GAFAM seems to go beyond economic aspects. Laurent...

Tax us if you can: big tech’s challenge to the state

By Richard Murphy / 13 February, 2018

Back in 1999, when the dot.com boom was at its height and I was, amongst other things, the Chief Financial Officer of a tech company, few people if any thought that the foundation of the value of the companies that were already seriously over-valued at that time would be their...

How can we ensure that the internet giants pay their fair share of tax?

By Pervenche Berès / 9 February, 2018

Given that our economies are being reshaped and challenged by the digital revolution, our policies need to evolve to deal with this new type of wealth creation. One of the big issues is how to ensure that internet companies pay their fair share of taxes. MEP Pervenche Berès explains why...

European digital market and creative industries: has the right strategy been chosen?

By Hervé Rony / 22 December, 2017

The European Commission has made the creation of a digital market one of its highest priorities. Given that Europe seems to be lagging so far behind the US and probably irretrievably so, this strategy is justified. However, Hervé Rony, Director of SCAM, a civil society organisation of French multimedia authors,...

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Implications of the EU’s declarations relating to cyber security and access to the Digital Single Market

By Mark Skilton / 22 December, 2017

The European Union governance structure is empowered to adopt measures with the aim of establishing or ensuring the functioning of the Internal Market in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Treaties. In view of the huge fragmentation of the market for information and communication technologies (ICT), ICT security products...

The internet and the second era of democracy

By Don Tapscott / 12 January, 2017

The rise of populist movements, most recently of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the US, the decline in youth voting in OECD countries, the widespread voter cynicism about scandals from Italy to the UK, all reflect a growing crisis of legitimacy of our democratic institutions. Not since the dawn of...

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