In the Interview: Wolfgang Kubicki, Deputy FDP Leader, Germany
Free Democrats leader Christian Lindner has offered to prop up a minority government led by Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. But the former kingmaker also predicted that such an arrangement wouldn't last very long.
Ordinary taxpayers on the streets of Berlin and elsewhere may be confused if you ask them about the “cum-ex” share switch scandal. However, this shady tax avoidance practice has cost them and the treasury a lot of money.
The European Commission is investigating IKEA's tax benefits in the Netherlands, which have helped the flat-pack furniture retailer avoid paying taxes of close to €1 billion between 2009 and 2014.
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