Since the financial crisis, Greece has been beefing up its tax collection system: widespread evasion and fraud means its tax yield is way too low. If everybody paid what they should, revenue could rise by about ten billion euros a year.
Spain's King Felipe VI has stripped his father, Juan Carlos I, of his palace allowance and given up what he was due to inherit from him after accusations of financial irregularities involving the former king.
Most people will stare blankly when they hear of the "cum-ex" scandal, but the latest reports are that this tax evasion scandal is a continental-wide one, robbing taxpayers of at least €55 billion of state money.
The ECHR has ruled that Russia violated multiple rights of Sergei Magnitsky — an auditor who died a decade ago while in pretrial detention. The court said the poor medical care he received led to his death.
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