Helle Thorning-Schmidt, is the 'strong cards' in the fight against tax havens and international tax evasion.
It takes The skatteordfører, Troels Ravn.
the united nations has appointed The former prime minister as president in a so-called "high-level panel", who must 'put the focus on the massive global challenges with tax evasion, tax havens and corruption.'
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But that Extra Magazine on Thursday revealed that the former prime minister having directorships in two companies with ties to the tax haven of Jersey. And she even have a stake in one of the companies.
Thorning-Schmidt has thus a total of 15,000 shares in the company Safelane Global Holdings Limited, registered in Jersey in The English Channel. Thorning also serves on the board of directors in the Safelane Global.
And three months ago - 1. november 2019 - entered Helle Thorning-Schmidt in the Danish board of Carsoe Group A/S, which also has a direct connection to the tax haven of Jersey.
- Jersey has some of the characteristics that are the hallmarks of it, in daily talk call a tax haven. Among other things, they have low or no corporate taxation.
- These structures are not criminals, but it is something which the authorities through a number of years has been in the spotlight, " says Anders Nørgaard Laursen, professor of international tax law at Aarhus University, to Ekstra Bladet.
But it does not affect The vision of the social democrats as the new tax havens-warrior:
'I think it is a good choice that Thorning-Schmidt should be the co-chair of the UN panel against tax evasion and tax havens', writes Kathleen Raven, in a text message.
'She is a strong card and well regarded internationally', he continues.
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the Social democratic party stresses on its website that "the use of tax havens is a big challenge for both the Danish and the international community", and the party in favour of tax havens-countries have "blacklisted" in the EU.
But Troels Ravn will not relate to Thorning's own economy.
'I have no basis for - or desire at all - to comment on Thorning's private, economic conditions', writes Kathleen Raven, to Ekstra Bladet.