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Parliament sets up “Panama Papers” inquiry committee


The European Parliament agreed to set up an inquiry committee into the “Panama Papers” revelations, of detailed information on offshore companies and their ultimate beneficiaries, in a vote on Wednesday. The committee is to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application by the EU Commission or member states of EU laws on money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion. It will have 65 members and twelve months to present its report.

The European Parliament Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders), agreed the committee’s mandate on Thursday 2 June.

Further information

Rules on setting up inquiry committees
Adopted text (B8-0745/2016) will soon be available here (08.06.2016)
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EP Research: Parliament's committees of inquiry and special committees