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Blank cheque in Europe (Uptate)

The AFP has reported that Prime Minister Juncker told journalists that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and (German Chancellor) Angela Merkel let him be known that France and Germany would not agree to Luxembourg, Austria or Belgium being put on a tax haven list.

It will be interesting to follow up the evolution of the legislations relating to banking secrecy in the three jurisdictions.

Although the three countries recently said that they would ease their banking secrecy rules to avoid being put on the international blacklist, I cannot see any legislative action to adapt their national law, which should have been a minimum to prove the commitment to relax banking secrecy prior to the G 20.

Which is the utility to implement commitments? The promises engage only those which believe them.

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