Vice-president of the EU Parliament΄s TAXE Committee, in a comment to ThePressProject, doesn΄t mince words: The Netherlands is one of the biggest corporate tax dodging havens…and their finance minister as head of the Eurogroup is forcing Greece to cut public spending while depriving the country of potential tax revenues
Indicators such as FDI relative to the real economy show that the Netherlands is possibly the biggest or one of the biggest corporate tax dodging havens. The volume of artificial capital flows to and through the Netherlands is just staggering.
As a result the Netherlands actively and knowingly contribute to the deterioration of public finances in many countries. In Portugal and Germany this is well known and strongly criticised.
But the revelations concerning Greece are of particular concern. Dissjelbloem has forced, as Eurogroup chief, Greece to cut public spending in vital sectors such as health, while at the same time he has been defending as Dutch finance minister the Dutch model of robbing other countries of tax income. To call this hypocrisy is to put it mildly. It is time that Dutch citizens realise how their governments have been over decades defending this kind of robbery at industrial scale. And that decisive action has to be taken in the Netherlands and in the EU to put an end to what is a nightmare for poor citizens in many countries. “