Whistleblowers around the world have helped fiscal authorities to recover billions of euros. Rudolf Elmer used to be a banker himself – but then became a prominent critic of the sector, revealing many of its secretive practices.
After rejecting the Swiss request for Falciani's extradition in 2017, a Spanish court released him on bail. Two Catalan separatist leaders are in Geneva, seeking to avoid Spanish legal proceedings.
Luxembourg's highest court overturned the sentence against a "LuxLeaks" whistleblower convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms.
The Paradise Papers have once again highlighted how the world's wealthy elite skirt paying taxes, whether legally or illegally. DW takes a look at some of the the biggest tax-related data leaks in recent history.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers workers who exposed dirty tax deals are appealing their convictions. They had passed more than 30,000 documents on to the investigative journalist Edouard Perrin.
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