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Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Foto: Heiko Junge/NTB scanpix/SMK (CC BY-NC 2.0/Flicker). Have we not learned anything from Panama and Paradise Papers? The government proposes to remove the economic support  that gives the opportunity for NGOs to work for transparency in capital flows.
Deloitte´s building in Oslo, Norway. Photo: Benson Kua (CC BY-SA 2.0/Flickr) The Ministry of Finance has outsourced the evaluation of national transparency requirements to one of the "Big Four" accounting firms - Deloitte. PWYP Norway shares its consultative input with notes.
Statoil's tax director Finn Lexov stated that the company chose the Netherlands because of the favorable tax laws. The oil industry is calling it “stable and predictable", writes the Mona Thowsen. Photo: Kjell Eson, v/ Flickr: CC BY - NC - ND 2.0 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?
Snorre Valen (SV - socialist left) presented a suggestion to Parliament concerning a measure against a black economy and tax evasion. Poto: Stortinget (CC BY 2.0) Flickr The litmus test is served. Snorre Valen (SV) asks politicians in Parliament to sign a representative proposal for extended country-by-country reporting. Since the Panama Papers, this is one of the most important measures which is not in place yet. The reason for this is the lack of follow-up by the Ministry of Finance on country-by-country reporting for accounting purposes.  
The consequence is that companies are not required to give information from tax havens, because payments to such places will be less than NOK 800,000, writes Mona Thowsen in the opinion piece. Photo: Kathie M Ceballos CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Flickr The Ministry of Finance has not followed up on Parliament´s request, so Norwegian companies do not have to submit information from tax havens.​
Thick walls at the Ministry of Finance. Foto: Helge Høifødt  Right before Christmas Eve, on December 22, the Ministry of Finance established changes to the amendment concerning country-by-country reporting (CBCR), without Parliament having dealt with the matter.

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