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June 5, 2013

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American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

IMF Chief Lagarde’s Home Searched over Tapie Scandal -

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cyprus Crisis Deepens as the Country Rejects Bailout -

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HSBC Faces Criminal Charges in Argentina -

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cyprus Bailout: Banks Relieved, Cypriots Squeezed -

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Brooklyn Residents Struggle With Division Amidst Grief -

Friday, March 15, 2013

Rand Paul Ends Confirmation Filibuster, White House Responds -

Thursday, March 7, 2013

French President Hollande Wages War against Tax Evasion

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Trying to restore public trust after the resignation of Budget Minister Jérome Cahuzac, amid allegations of tax fraud, French President Francois Hollande announced today that he will work to eradicate “tax havens “ in Europe and the world, and he would step up the fight against corruption.

Mr Hollande said there was “a need for a relentless battle against the excesses of money, greed and secret finance.”

In order to increase transparency, French banks will be required to publish a list of all foreign subsidiaries every year, while ministers must disclose personal assets.

As part of the effort, Hollande also announced the creation of a special prosecutors’ office, as well as a new government authority, to monitor the assets and potential conflicts of interests of ministers, parliamentarians and other senior elected officials.

Hollande’s government has been under growing pressure after the former Budget Minister Jérome Cahuzac’s secret Swiss bank account was exposed on April 4th. Since then, Cahuzac has been charged with laundering the proceeds of tax evasion after admitting he had owned a foreign bank account.

Now, Hollande is requesting all ministers in his cabinet to publicly declare all their assets by April 15th at the latest, and has encouraged other elected deputies to follow suit.

Hollande’s statement came after Luxembourg’s Prime Minister’s announcement today that Luxembourg will exchange information about foreign bank account holders with other EU countries starting from January 1, 2015.

Austria’s Social Democrat Chancellor Werner Faymann also signaled an easing of Vienna’s obdurate stance on bank secrecy in his remarks on April 9. He asserted that although domestic accounts would still remain shielded, foreigners’ wealth in local banks should face scrutiny.

Emine Dilek (117 Posts)

Publisher/Managing Editor: Progressive Press. Contributing Editor: WVoN-Women's Views on News. Columnist: Palm Beach Woman Magazine. Former executive producer and radio host: WVR -Women's Voice Radio, Human Rights/Peace Activist, Aspiring Author/ Journalist/ Poet/ Blogger. Emine also appears as a revolving guest on PNN radio show -international political analyst-, and had been a guest on Liberal Fix and Brian Hammer Jackson Show. Her articles have been published in various publications such as The Vibe UK, The New Agenda, W.E.A Women @ Work, Amazing Women Rock and ICAHK.