Europe

ICIJ scrutiny inspires new EU tax crimes watchdog
Will Fitzgibbon · September 20, 2019

European lawmakers have agreed to create a permanent subcommittee to investigate financial crimes, including money-laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion.

Luxembourg falls further behind EU AML rules
Douglas Dalby · September 12, 2019

Luxembourg has approved a further delay for companies to register their beneficial ownership details after 53% of affected entities failed to meet the original deadline.

European regulators poised to reveal limited implant safety data
Simon Bowers · July 2, 2019

Tens of thousands of confidential accident reports have been kept from doctors and patients every year, but some may get released.

Implant Files reporter’s own medical device ‘nightmare’
Leo Sisti · July 1, 2019

For ICIJ’s Leo Sisti the Implant Files was the beginning of a nightmare – as he struggled to find answers about his hip replacement.

Paradise islands vow reform but devil is in the missing detail
Douglas Dalby · June 24, 2019

Facing the threat of being blacklisted by the European Union, three British islands synonymous with aiding tax avoidance say they plan to embrace greater transparency.

European health ministers fight to postpone medical device safety laws
Simon Bowers · June 18, 2019

Europe has been urged to extend the grandfathering period for medical devices to avert the threat to patients.

Tax raids across Germany sparked by ICIJ revelations
Will Fitzgibbon · May 15, 2019

Prosecutors, police and tax inspectors in Germany have raided the offices of dozens of banks, financial advisers and wealthy individuals as part of a criminal probe into Germans suspected of tax evasion.

The Trader, the Preacher, and the journalist
Simon Bowers · May 14, 2019

Karlijn Kuijpers, a freelance investigative journalist in the Netherlands, talks about her reporting that has taken a detailed look at the impact of corporate behavior — and it has made uncomfortable reading for some in her home country.

Lux Leaks Confession: Jean-Claude Juncker Admits He Made ‘Major Mistake’
Will Fitzgibbon · May 7, 2019

The European Commission President has called his handling of the 2014 Lux Leaks one of the two biggest mistakes of his five-year term.

Lux Leaks, Panama Papers spur EU to better protect whistleblowers
Douglas Dalby and Simon Bowers · April 18, 2019

Whistleblowers who leak information to journalists, or reveal unlawful behavior, are a step closer to improved legal protections across Europe.