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Journalists against offshore

Журналисты против офшоров

Information about the income of the world’s political and business elite, hidden in offshore zones, has always been a goal of journalists. But never before the race the media for this data was so widespread. According to the newspaper Figaro, in the story “the Panama document”, published by the International consortium of investigative journalism, became involved about 400 reporters and editors from dozens of the world’s publications. They cultivated a total of about 11 million documents of the law firm Mossack Fonseca, compared them to official reports, judicial decisions, consulted with experts, before presenting the results of the investigation.

In “the Panama document” “lit up” policy such as the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, European Commissioner for climate change and energy Miguel arias Cañete, the former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak, former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as well as famous athletes, for example, attacking the Spanish football club “Barcelona” Lionel Messi and the President of the Union of European football associations Michel Platini. After the publication of the documents the tax authorities are interested in famous Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar and aunt of the king of Spain Pilar de borbón, the father of British Prime Minister Ian Cameron.

Publication “the Panama document” led to the fact that in many countries, finally concerned about the problem of tax evasion and asked for their copies to take appropriate action. The French authorities are even ready to conduct its own investigation, which will not be a waste of time, and will end the litigation.

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