Would the Government like to know about mailbox companies and capital in tax havens? If so, they already have the key themselves.
Statoil and others should be forced to report on their mailbox empires. Or does the State prefer to get this sort of information through the news?
The Ministry of Finance has not followed up on Parliament´s request, so Norwegian companies do not have to submit information from tax havens.
The Minister of Finance wriggles away from the facts in the debate over measures against tax evasion in tax havens
The oil company CGC from Argentina and the army in Ecuador, have performed seismic surveys to find oil at the land of the Sarayaku people since 2002. They are looking for oil without asking the people that owns the land. PWYP Norway´s TRACE-participant Juan G. Auz has written a blog post about the situation for the Sarayaku people in Ecuador.
A two-year consultation process to prepare legislation intended to prevent tax evasion has ended in the Ministry of Finance proposing legislation to the effect that Norway shall protect the tax havens of the world.
Written by Mona Thowsen, sectretary general of PWYP Norway. This opinion piece was published in the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv 31.st of October 2013
OPINION: Strong powers may prevent the new Transparency Act on extended country-by-country reporting from being premised on real accounting figures. This may result in reporting being diluted, less credible and more expensive to implement than necessary.