Kryon Berlin Tour & Seminar - Berlin, Germany, Sept 17-22 2019 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll)

Kryon Berlin Tour & Seminar - Berlin, Germany, Sept 17-22 2019 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll)
30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)

Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)
French National Assembly head Edouard Herriot and British Foreign minister Ernest Bevin surrounded by Italian, Luxembourg and other delegates at the first meeting of Council of Europe's Consultative Assembly in Strasbourg, August 1949 (AFP Photo)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)
The Treaty of Rome was signed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, one of the Renaissance palaces that line the Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square in the Italian capital

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'
EU leaders pose for a family photo during the European Summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/JOHN THYS)

European Political Community

European Political Community
Given a rather unclear agenda, the family photo looked set to become a highlight of the meeting bringing together EU leaders alongside those of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Britain, Kosovo, Switzerland and Turkey © Ludovic MARIN

Merkel says fall of Wall proves 'dreams can come true'

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013. They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Major EU countries to tackle tax havens

Deutsche Welle, 14 April 2013

Six major EU countries are set to increase the pressure on tax havens. At their meeting in Dublin, finance ministers announced an initiative against tax fraud and creative tax avoidance inspired by the US.

Pressure is growing on so-called tax havens, situated in the Caribbean and in Europe. At the meeting of European Union finance ministers in Dublin, six major EU member states, France, Britain, Italy, Poland, Spain and Germany presented a new initiative against tax evasion and tax avoidance.

In the future, the six countries plan to automatically exchange all relevant data on capital income with each other. That will enable fiscal authorities to collect taxes more easily from taxpayers who invest money in the EU.

The sudden momentum came from across the Atlantic, according to British Finance Minister George Osborne, who was responding to a reporter's question in Dublin.

"We actually have a new international standard emerging," he said. "With the countries represented here taking it up and using it as the basis of a multilateral European system, we're turning what was a bilateral US agreement into something approaching a global standard, which we want to obviously see promoted in Europe, but also more widely than that."

Osborne's statement referred to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), passed in the US in 2010, which is applied by an increasing number of countries worldwide in bilateral agreements with the US – among them Germany and Luxembourg. Under FATCA, those who don't pass on relevant data of potential American tax evaders to the US authorities are consequentially banned from doing business in the US. And since the US is the world's most important financial center, most countries and their banks have no choice but to accept FATCA.

 Austrian Finance Minister Maria
Fekter was on the defensive
Austria putting up resistance

Even Switzerland, famous for its banking secrecy, has adopted FATCA in a bilateral agreement with the US. But there has been criticism, with the Swiss daily newspaper the Neue Zürcher Zeitung speaking of a "tax diktat" by the big power, the United States.

The largest EU countries now want to adopt automatic data exchange as a standard for Europe. The last country to put up open resistance was Austria. In Dublin, Finance Minister Maria Fekter of the conservative party ÖVP called it an "attack on banking secrecy."

Banking secrecy has deep traditional roots in Austria and is anchored in the constitution. The proposed data exchange, she criticized, would lead to a "graveyard of data." "It's better to tax at the source," said Fekter. Austria does just that, deducting a tax at the source on returns on interest – in an anonymous way.

Luxembourg's Finance Minister Luc Frieden also criticized the initiative brought forward by the big six. "They want the small EU countries to just follow suit," Frieden said. Nevertheless, on Saturday (13.04.2013), three medium-sized EU member states, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Romania, also decided to join the initiative.

But Austria looks set to give in to pressure from the US, and seems likely to begin negotiations on adopting FATCA. Austria will try and push for an agreement similar to the one Switzerland has adopted, one which doesn't impose an automatic data exchange, so that the anonymity of bank depositors remains somewhat protected.

Brits put pressure on Cayman Islands

In Dublin, Britain's finance minister announced that the new transparency will also apply to tax havens in Britain's sphere of influence.

"First of all the Crown dependencies, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and so on: we have in the past couple of weeks concluded automatic exchanges of information, which are based on the US model, based on the model that we are adopting amongst ourselves here," said Osborne.

"With the overseas territories, like the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands, we are in advanced stages of discussions. But I think they are in no doubt about what we expect of them."

The Cayman Islands - beautiful beaches
and an attractive tax system
People who want to evade taxes, Osborne added, should know that the hiding places are becoming few and far between.

Limit creative tax avoidance

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble stressed that the initiative of the six major EU countries isn't limited on returns on interest. It will also be applied to all forms of capital income by companies. In the future, systems that encourage creative tax avoidance, currently legal and present in many EU member states such as Luxembourg and Ireland, will also come under scrutiny.

"When the International Monetary Fund has its spring meeting in Washington next week, we will continue our efforts on a global level," he said. "We want to fight tax evasion through data exchange and we want to fight tax avoidance that happens when someone uses different tax systems or even tax havens. I believe a global movement is emerging, that will find the support of all Europeans."

But not all EU member states agree. Luxembourg benefits from direct investment by US companies, for example, which settle in the Grand Duchy because they benefit from the limited tax burden there, a prime example being online retailer Amazon.

'Surge in appetite' for stricter rules

At the moment, the EU member states are in competition with each other because of such legal tax avoidance systems. Countries like Cyprus were a popular destination for companies to register low-taxed subsidiaries, so-called letterbox companies. In the future, that system should lose its appeal, said Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski in Dublin.

Schäuble said the IMF will continue
the efforts on a global level
Rostowski explained that Poland has tried to attract big international companies for many years. He wants the multinationals to tax the profits where they make them: in Poland. "As a host country we're always concerned about a reduction of the base for tax. We can only fight tax avoidance in cooperation with other states," he said.

EU Tax Commissioner Algirdas Semeta has urged member states to finally adopt the EU's Savings Directive that was negotiated in 2008. In Dublin, he said he could now see that happening over the coming weeks. But he warned that all questions concerning tax policy require a unanimous vote by all member states.

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