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  1. EU investment plan to take shape next weekRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | West Australian

    ... vote that could dismiss his whole team on Thursday. Called by Eurosceptics to punish Juncker, formerly Luxembourg's prime minister, for his country's role in helping firms avoid tax, the challenge has little chance of success because most other ...

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  2. [Agenda] EU investment fund to be unveiled this WEEKRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | EUobserver

    ... 76 signatures was reached, was filed in response to the LuxLeaks - a series of revelations about the extent Luxembourg enabled large companies to avoid tax. The scheme was set up when Juncker was prime minister of the Grand Duchy. However Juncker - ...

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  3. Ukip Rampage Returns EU Crisis to Centre StageRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

    ... than a fortnight, Juncker has been under pressure over a trove of leaked documents showing the degree to which Luxembourg aided and abetted corporate tax avoidance over the past 20-some years. A system of privately made, individually tailored deals ...

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  4. European Science's Great Leap BackwardRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | New Yorker

    ... succeeded Barroso, announced that he would not reappoint Glover. In fact, Juncker, the former Prime Minster of Luxembourg, abolished the position of chief scientific adviser entirely. The decision was a clear victory for Greenpeace and its hidebound ...

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  5. Jean-Claude Juncker's Luxembourg tax haven problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Independent

    He may survive a right-wing coup, but the new boss of the EC still faces a struggle to shake off a tax scandal They seem unlikely bedfellows, but as Jean-Claude Juncker comes under increasing pressure over his generous approach to corporate tax when he was prime minister of Luxembourg, the new president of the European Commission may be able to count on a group of eurosceptics to boost his standing. This week, 76 MEPs including members of Nigel Farage's Ukip and France's anti-immigrant Front National backed a vote of no-confidence in Mr Juncker and his 28-member commission.

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  6. Document leaks put the EU's new chief in the hot seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | USA Today

    No one who follows Europe's economy was surprised to hear that Luxembourg helps multinational companies dodge taxes any more than celebrity gossip fans were surprised to see Kim Kardashian has a shapely backside. Document leaks put the EU's new chief in the hot seat LISBON, Portugal - No one who follows Europe's economy was surprised to hear that Luxembourg helps multinational companies dodge taxes any more than celebrity gossip fans were surprised to see Kim Kardashian has a shapely backside.

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  7. Corporate tax treatment a tricky situation for EU membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Globe and Mail

    ... presiding over a swathe of sweet-heart tax deals with U.S. multinationals when Mr. Juncker was prime minister of Luxembourg. The motion, scheduled for next week, is unlikely to succeed but it exposes simmering public rage about the cozy arrangements ...

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  8. EU commission will use LuxLeaks for new casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | EUobserver

    Our newsletters are sent in standard text/plain format, we protect your email address and you can easily unsubscribe from the newsletter at any point. - "We consider the Luxembourg Leaks as market information.

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  9. Vestager says will use 'Luxleaks' documents in EU tax probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | EurActiv.com

    The European Commission will use the 'Luxleaks' documents uncovered by investigative journalists three weeks ago in its ongoing investigation of tax avoidance at the European level, Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition chief, said on Thursday . The documents, known as the 'Luxleaks', showed that more than 300 companies, including PepsiCo Inc, AIG Inc and Deutsche Bank AG, secured secret deals from Luxembourg to slash their tax bills.

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  10. Juncker faces first test as Euro chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Reuters

    Jean-Claude Juncker and his European Commission face a censure motion in the European Parliament next week. As David Pollard reports it comes after Eurosceptic lawmakers united to condemn the role Juncker played in Luxembourg tax schemes.

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  11. Payment card ruling could open new era for EU transparencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | EurActiv.com

    ... when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) uncovered "industrial scale" tax evasion in Luxembourg at the time when Jean-Claude Juncker was prime minister of the Grand Duchy. The investigation was based on a review of ...

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  12. Luxembourg PM slams EU single tax plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Jean-Claude Juncker, Bettel's predecessor and new European Commission president, is under pressure after it was revealed that Luxembourg authorities agreed hundreds of tax deals to major companies, including Pepsi and Ikea, while Juncker was premier. File photo of Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at a European Union summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels.

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  13. Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It's Captain EuroRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | TIME.com

    ... Parliament after allegations that during his previous incarnations as Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Luxembourg, he helped global corporations to minimize their European tax payments. In a Captain Euro strip, Juncker is a unifying figure ...

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  14. EU Commission Chief Juncker Facing No-Confidence VoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Sofia News Agency

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference on Luxembourg leaks after a week under pressure at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, 12 November 2014. Photo EPA/BGNES The new President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will face a vote of no confidence tabled by right-wing and far-right Eurosceptic parties.

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  15. Gentiloni says EC must fight tax dodgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | ANSA.it

    ... comments came amid a controversy surrounding Juncker and his years as finance minister and prime minister of Luxembourg. Multinational corporations have moved their bases to Luxembourg to take advantage of its low business tax rates, rather than ...

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  16. Jean-Claude Juncker faces censure over Luxembourg tax haven reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | South China Morning Post

    ... parliament to declare him unfit for his post as head of the EU executive because of his alleged role in turning Luxembourg into Europe's biggest tax haven during the two decades when he dominated politics there. Far-right and anti-EU forces united ...

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  17. Eurosceptics seek to topple Juncker over LuxLeaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | EUobserver

    ... Parliament in Strasbourg next week after eurosceptic MEPs tabled a motion to sack Jean-Claude Juncker over the Luxembourg Leaks affair. The motion was predominantly backed by Ukip and deputies from Italy's Five Star Movement but far-right National ...

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  18. Juncker faces no confidence voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | BBC News

    ... It alleges Mr Juncker is unfit to hold office because of what it calls aggressive tax avoidance schemes in Luxembourg while he was PM there. If the motion, which also has the support of the Five Star movement in Italy, did succeed, the Commission ...

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  19. Juncker faces censure motion over Luxembourg tax dealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | EurActiv.com

    The European Commission faces a censure motion in the European Parliament next week after right-wing, and far-right Eurosceptic lawmakers united to condemn the role its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, played in Luxembourg tax evasion schemes. A lack of support for the censure motion from other parties, less than a month after the legislature endorsed the appointment of Juncker's 28-strong executive team, makes it highly improbable that his critics will win the two-thirds majority required to force the Commission from office.

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  20. European Commission President faces confidence voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker faces a confidence vote in the European Parliament next week after eurosceptics filed a motion about Luxembourg's tax breaks for global firms, but he is almost certain to survive, officials said, according to AFP. Italian comedian Beppe Grillo's Five Star movement and British anti-EU leader Nigel Farage's UK Independence Party attracted the necessary 76 signatures to trigger a vote with the help of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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