The international consortium of journalists (ICIJ) reported recently that the leadership of Luxembourg was provided to about 340 companies by special tax explanations which gave them the chance to save billions of dollars. The corresponding statement was made in some days after Jean-Claude Juncker’s introduction in a position of the president of the European Commission. According to ICIJ, officials of Luxembourg helped to save on the taxation to the companies affiliated with “Gazprom” and Sberbank.
The president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker denies participation in tax frauds of 340 multinational corporations in his stay by the prime minister of Luxembourg. EK began investigation in the wake of the report of ICIJ. Transactions corresponded to the international rules of the taxation, the current prime minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel declared, reports ITAR-TASS.
The cadet duplicated Bettel’s statement for compliance of all perfect transactions to the national legislation and the international rules yesterday. According to him, in its past there are no circumstances which would indicate his tendency to help the organizations to evade paying taxes.
According to ICIJ, officials of Luxembourg helped to save on the taxation of IKEA, FedEx, AIG, PepsiCo, Deutsche Bank. Besides, in it the list there were companies affiliated with “Gazprom”, Sberbank, Alfa Group, Evraz, RESO and Home Credit.