October 31st, 2014
The European Commission has launched a series of investigations into the tax structures of companies like Google, Apple and Amazon, for fear that they are siphoning off tax revenue from Europe.
Far less attention has been paid to the role of institutions like the EU-backed European Investment Bank (EIB) in financing this offshore trade, particularly when it comes to developing countries.
Could this change?
April 2nd, 2014
This piece originally appeared on the websites of EurActiv and The Africa Report.
A $35 million mansion
in California, artwork totaling €18 million
, and a $38 million dollar private jet.
These sound like items purchased by the world’s wealthiest oligarchs, right?
Well, they were actually acquired by Teodorin Obiang, son of President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. When his father convenes with other leaders for this week’s EU-Africa summit, a wide range of topics will be covered
. But there’s one issue in particular that should be given a loudspeaker during the talks in...