Data collated by the University of Cambridge shows that year-on-year growth in the provision of alternative finance – predominantly crowdfunding – has been running at an impressive pace within the EU. To illustrate, since 2014 it grew by 92% to reach a value of €5.4 billion in 2015. If this is indeed the case one…

The 2011 proposal of the European Commission for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) stands for many as the best example with which to illustrate the level of difficulty involved in finding the unanimity support required at EU-level for serious tax reforms to be agreed and implemented. For reference, the original 2011 CCCTB failed to clear…