A fish rots from the head down, Mr Juncker!

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‘When it becomes serious, you have to lie’

These are the words from Mr Juncker, the President of the European Commission.

Jean-Claude Juncker was until last December the prime minister of Luxembourg and the EU’s longest serving leader until he was forced to resign last year in a bizarre scandal involving illegal phone tapping by the Grand Duchy’s secret service.

Luxembourg’s fiscal policy and tax agreements with hundreds of multinational firms transformed his country from an economy based on industry to one based on finance.

Tax deals with Luxembourg save companies billions, companies like Amazon, Ikea, Burberry, Deutsche Bank, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Heinz, JP Morgan and FeEx. Such ‘saved’ Taxes are money, which is urgently needed for the social sector.

Imagine, that a handful of working people pay more taxes than those companies, who have their ‘Headquarters’ in Luxembourg. Headquarters which in fact are nothing more than a post address/mailbox!

I really do believe in a United Europe, but not in those leaders. Dismiss them, put them into prison and the world will be a little better.

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Giant Dam violates Brazilian Rainforest

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The construction of a giant dam in the Amazon region of Brazil is threatening parts of the world’s largest rainforest. But the indigenous tribes living here are keeping quiet in return for millions of dollars in promises. The dam is … Continue reading