by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels
15 September 2017
A delegation from the European Parliament’s PANA Committee will travel to Switzerland to discuss the efforts being taken to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and tax offences.
The 17-member delegation will undertake a fact-finding mission on September 15. It will be received by Switzerland’s Secretariat for International Finance Matters, and by members of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and the Federal Office of Police. The delegation will also meet with representatives from the Swiss Parliament, financial sector, non-governmental organizations and lawyers.
The PANA Committee was set up in June 2016, in the wake of the Panama Papers leak. It has already visited the UK, Malta, Luxembourg, the US, Portugal, and Cyprus. It will deliver its report to Parliament by the end of the year.