EU's 'shifting tax compliance requirements' sparks discontent in the Caribbean

Pedro Gonçalves
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The Caribbean jurisdictions say that the EU, by "shifting goalposts" placing many of them in a blacklist, is trespassing on the region's sovereignty. Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said its members are moving to intensify lobbying efforts and outreach to craft a credible process that is deal with  "persistent threat" to its efforts for development that the EU blacklist poses. The EU's self-determination of what constitutes good tax governance, "reek of a by-gone era which came to an end with our political independence," the Secretary-Genera...

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