Smári McCarthy: Iceland, the Pirate Party and the Panama Papers

The release of the Panama Papers – 11.5 million documents leaked from the database of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca – has resulted in waves of stories exposing the hidden wealth of politicians, celebrities and other influential figures. Three Icelandic ministers are listed as owners of offshore companies registered in tax havens.

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EU proposal on trade secrets a threat to Whistleblowers



In many of the biggest political scandals of the past months – Luxleaks, Dieselgate and now the Panama Papers – we saw trade secret laws abused as a shield against investigation and exposure of how corporations are harming the public good, avoiding taxes and endangering public safety. Whistleblowers find themselves fighting for […]

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