June 20, 2021

Fair Taxation: EU updates list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

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European Commission – Press release Brussels, 12 March 2019 EU Finance Ministers have updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, based on an intense process of analysis and dialogue steered by the Commission. The list has proven a true success with many countries having changed their laws and tax systems to comply with international […]

ACP condemns Europe over new tax haven list

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CMC From Nation News BRUSSELS – The African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group has “strongly condemned” the “unilateral and discriminatory practices” of the European Union in the publication of a list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. A statement following the 106th ACP Council of Ministers meeting here noted that in the last EU list, eight ACP […]

FCC program that gives tech to deaf, blind Americans is permanent

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Jessica Conditt From engadget Plus, new rules increase the number of hearing-aid compatible wireless devices carriers and manufacturers have to offer. The FCC’s iCanConnect program, which provides communication equipment to low-income deaf and blind Americans, is now permanent after four years in pilot form. Known formally as the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program, it offers $10 […]

As planet warms, 20 coral species added to endangered species list

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By Becky Oskin, LiveScience Senior Writer From The Christian Science Monitor The US government listed 20 new corals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, bringing the total number of threatened coral species to 22. A tenfold increase in the number of protected coral species was announced this week, with 20 new corals added to […]