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27.09.2016

MEPs launch whistleblowing platform

by Ingrida Milkaite

The first meeting of the Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) was held in Brussels on 27 September. It concerned the launch of a new whistleblowing platform organised by the Greens/European Free Alliance.

Whistle_900X600 The whistleblower cause and discussions are picking up steam at the institutional level in Europe. (Photo: public domain)

The online platform – euleaks.eu – will allow whistleblowers to upload documents securely and anonymously. At the meeting, participants heard from investigative journalists from the ICIJ (who uncovered the Panama Papers) and attended a press conference afterwards.

PANA was established in June 2016, with a 12-month mandate from European Parliament members. Its purpose is to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of European Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion.

The ECPMF will continue to follow this new initiative.


More info

The recording of the press conference can be found here. You can read more about the "euleaks" plaform by visiting this webpage.

 



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