May 19th, 2017
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amid a growing worldwide movement for beneficial ownership transparency, Germany’s lower house of parliament passed a severely weakened bill on company ownership on Thursday night. The bill, meant to transpose the European Union Anti-Money Laundering Directive into German law, would keep the country’s register closed, only offering data to investigative
April 2nd, 2017
Transparency International calls for urgent action to keep corrupt cash out of luxury goods market Berlin, 3 April 2017 – Luxury goods sellers – from jewellers and real estate agents to yacht builders and diamond brokers – are doing little to check if their customers are using corrupt money to fund their high-end purchases. This
March 15th, 2017
Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, condemns the guilty verdict and sentencing of Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, the two whistleblowers who revealed secret tax rulings between the Luxembourg authorities and multinationals, known as “LuxLeaks”.
February 28th, 2017
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRUSSELS–Members of the European Parliament agreed today to strengthen the Anti-Money Laundering Directive, a crucial tool for both the EU and third countries in the fight against corruption and tax abuse. The European Parliament has agreed with the European Commission’s proposal calling for public disclosure of information about who really owns