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August 06 2013

*Immigration : Malta forbids docking of ship carrying migrants* ❝VALLETTA, AUGUST 5 - At least 111…

Immigration: Malta forbids docking of ship carrying migrants

VALLETTA, AUGUST 5 - At least 111 would-be immigrants rescued off Libya’s coast are stuck on board a Liberian-flag tanker after Malta’s government did not allow the captain to dock in Valletta’s port.

The MV Salamis rescued the migrants, including four children, about 45 miles from the Libyan coast at the request of Italian authorities. The captain claims Italy asked Malta to dock but Malta refused on the grounds that the safest port was Tripoli. Three Navy patrol boats blocked access to the port of Valletta and the MV Salamis is currently 25 miles off Malta awaiting instructions. The three children have been taken to Malta’s Mater Dei hospital for treatment.

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2013/08/05/Immigration-Malta-forbids-docking-ship-carrying-migrants_9120249.html

#Malte #migration #mer #secours

July 16 2013

Latvia Set to Join Euro Zone and Become a New European Tax Haven - SPIEGEL ONLINE

#Latvia Set to Join #Euro Zone and Become a New European Tax Haven - SPIEGEL ONLINE
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/latvia-set-to-join-euro-zone-and-become-a-new-european-tax-haven-a-910610.ht

Latvia will become the common currency area’s newest member in January 2014 — the same time that new tax laws go into effect allowing the country to compete with the likes of Cyprus and Malta. This could further destabilize the European economy.

(...) Riga’s planned reform has been designed to transform Latvia into the euro-zone’s next tax haven. And it highlights the degree to which rhetoric and reality diverge in the European Union.

Ever since the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) exposed the vast scale of tax evasion undertaken by multinationals around the world, the European Commission has made combating financial trickery a top priority. Theoretically, at least. In practice, exactly the opposite has happened. “Instead of eliminating established tax havens, we have added a new one to the euro zone,” says Sven Giegold, a financial expert with the Green Party in the European Parliament.

#lettonie #union_européenne #paradis_fiscal

July 12 2013

July 09 2013

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