ThePressProject launched the Greek LuxLeaks minisite to meet an undisputed necessity: To break the omerta governing the Greek media (both Greek and English-speaking), and the attempt to bury the LuxLeaks and make it vanish from news coverage. TPPI draws its strength from its readers and so we ask you, once you have gone through the facts we are about to publish here, to spread the word.
Our research is based on the remarkable work of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and even tries to go go one step further.
Over the next few days we will be publishing a series of reports about the Greek companies or the Greece-related entities involved in the case, as well as the individuals that played key roles in it; people in the government, in PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the greek companies involved, all in the context of the country’s debt crisis.
The Greek LuxLeaks in one paragraph
What the ICIJ has revealed, along with a team of journalists from around the world, is a huge case of tax avoidance, involving not just multinationals but political interests as well.
It concerns a legal system whereby companies are able to strike separate deals with states to secure special tax saving solutions. The ICIJ has revealed that authorities in Luxembourg, through auditing companies, made deals with some of the largest companies in the world enabling them to legally -and unethically – transfer the taxation of their profits to the Duchy and thus avoid getting taxed in the countries they conduct their business.
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