The EU has adopted a black list of non-cooperative countries on tax issues

 On Tuesday, 5 December, the EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council approved the so-called black list of countries that are uncooperative in tax matters. The list has 17 non-EU countries and territories.

The list will show what non-EU countries do not respect the principles of tax transparency and equity. The Council also outlined responses to the list of countries.

In addition, the Council approved a second list of countries that have given a high level political commitment to change their legislation.

Finland supported the creation of a common EU list and effective counter-measures.

Council announcement (English) 
Finland rejects tax evasion through international co-operation (column 24 November)

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