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Panama Papers inquiry: hearing with investigative journalists

Top Story - 27-09-2016
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The EP's Panama Papers inquiry committee kicked off Tuesday's hearing with investigative journalists who revealed the scandal in their investigative work.  The committee will also look into the recent Bahama Leaks affair and the case of fomer Commissioner Neelie Kroes, who failed to declare a directorship in an offshore firm while she held the competition portfolio.

The investigative journalists, cooperating through the Washington based International Consortium for Investigative Journalism, were welcomed with applause. They explained their findings, which are based on 2.6 terabytes of leaked information compromising banks, heads of state, ministers, criminals and other clients of Mossack Fonseca, a company offering anonymity services and low tax solutions.

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MEPs are set to react to the Commission’s White Paper on the future of Europe on Wednesday at 15.00, following its presentation by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani and Mr Juncker will hold a press conference after the debate, at around 16.30. Parliament set out its vision for the EU future in three resolutions voted by the full House on 16 February 2017.

Before the start of the debate, from around 14.20, a number of Commissioners and Parliament group leaders will hold doorsteps at the protocol entrance on the ground floor of the Paul Henri Spaak building.
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