What is Paradise?

On Sunday 5 November the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published new revelations about tax evasion and avoidance schemes. These revelations seem to be even more significant than the Panama Papers and Lux Leaks. The moniker they have bestowed on these leaks is Paradise Papers. Journalists have promised that this time the focus will…

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Facing up to Cyber Threats – The new EU Strategy

On 13th September, the European Commission (EC) published its new strategy to tackle the increased cyber threats by aligning the national governments, industry and civil society in a more unified European approach. The EC highlights that cybercrime will cause 3 billion euros in damages by 2020. In addition, tens of billions of “Internet of Things”…

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Europe: Foreign Direct Investment under Scrutiny

Responding to recent calls from France, Germany and other Member States for stricter controls on foreign takeovers, Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, has proposed a new EU framework for the screening of foreign direct investment. Although the proposed Regulation comes in large part in reaction to the rise in Chinese investment into…

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