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.
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.
Rarely has a spy case attracted as much attention in Germany as that of Daniel M. The bungling double agent passed on troves of bank data to German tax officials while allegedly gathering info on them for the Swiss.
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.
The Maltese government has reacted angrily after a German state's finance minister called the EU island state "Europe's Panama." Now officials are hunting down Germans allegedly using Malta to dodge the taxman.
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