Europe

What to look for in Apple's big updates this month
Simon Bowers · February 1, 2018

The iPhone-maker announced its offshore cash pile is worth nearly $270 billion. But it’s unlikely that will mean much to America.

U.S. Obtains Swiss Bank Records For Congo Corruption Probe
Will Fitzgibbon · January 26, 2018

A Swiss court has confirmed ongoing criminal investigations into the businesses of Dan Gertler, an Israeli diamond dealer suspected of large-scale corruption in the Congo.

Increased political pressure puts reporting at risk in Poland
Cecile S. Gallego · January 25, 2018

Even in Europe, a continent where press freedom is generally sheltered, reporters face challenges to keep fulfilling their mission of holding their government accountable.

EU Removes Panama, Seven Others, From Tax Haven Blacklist
Cecile S. Gallego · January 23, 2018

Only nine countries are now left on the European Union’s first tax haven blacklist.

A fair, transparent tax system will be lost to vested interests without public pressure
Simon Bowers · January 15, 2018

ICIJ’s Paradise Papers and Panama Papers investigations have spurred many reforms, but ongoing public pressure is needed for more change.

The Long Twilight Struggle Against Offshore Secrecy
Will Fitzgibbon and Dean Starkman · December 27, 2017

A new mass data leak, this time from an elite law firm with elite clients, shows how deeply offshoring is embedded in the global financial system.

'Blindly trusting Members of European Parliament to follow rules without any oversight is utopian'
ICIJ · December 7, 2017

Slovenian investigative reporter Anuška Delić, who made the Politico 28 Class of 2018, talks about how her MEP project got started and the challenges she faced.

Belgian police raid bank linked to offshore companies
Scilla Alecci · December 5, 2017

Belgian police raided the offices of state bank Belfius as part of a probe into possible tax avoidance by companies exposed in the Panama Papers.

But where Is Bermuda, Luxembourg? New EU 'Blacklist' Omits Major Tax Havens
Cecile S. Gallego · December 5, 2017

EU member states voted on a list of tax havens that includes Barbados and Panama but excludes those that were at the heart of the Paradise Papers revelations.

‘If the law allows this, we need to change the law.’
Cecile S. Gallego · November 28, 2017

PANA Committee discusses the “serious allegations” revealed by the Paradise Papers.