Archives: Economics

‘Act Or Go’: Greens force Junker into Parliamentary appearance to explain ‘Lux Leaks’

Green demands that EU Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker, explain himself to the European Parliament over a huge tax avoidance scam by multinationals in Luxembourg have paid off.

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MEP calls for firm action in wake of Luxemburg tax avoidance scandal

Green MEP Molly Scott Cato is calling on the European Council and Commission to take swift and decisive action in the wake of revelations that Luxembourg has been facilitating millions of pounds in tax evasion by multinationals. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was Luxemburg’s finance minister and then prime minister throughout this period. Dr Scott Cato, […]

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Paradox and power: response to demand for extra UK contributions to EU budget

Molly Scott Cato, MEP for the South West and Green Party finance speaker, has said that EU demands for an extra £1.7bn from the UK towards the EU budget raises serious questions.

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UK Green MEPs reject new European Commission

The new European Commission has today been accepted by the European Parliament but was voted against by Molly Scott Cato, the UK’s other two Green MEPs and many other MEPs as well.  The Greens/EFA political group in the Parliament opposed the appointment of the entire Commission. One of the appointments causing concern for the UK’s […]

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Green MEP gets second chance to grill Hill

Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, has had a second opportunity to question President Junker’s choice of European Finance Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, in an unprecedented second hearing in the European Parliament. Jonathan Hill has been called back for a second hearing as many MEPs felt he failed to adequately address concerns regarding […]

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