Tag Archive for tax amnesty

The Barcenas Nightmare

Nightmare for the Partido Popular, that is, because this said gentleman was a conservative member of the Spanish Senate and the treasurer for the party on a national level – corruption investigations have unearthed that besides being a prime suspect in the Gürtel scandal, he also stashed away 22m euros in Switzerland.

Anything Goes?

When the PP was in the opposition, it heavily criticised the then socialist government for carrying out a tax amnesty, yet with months of being elected the new PP Government intends to precisely that – this is the last in a series contradictory actions put into being by Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. The reaction to this announced tax amnesty, not surprisingly, has conveyed both incredulity and rejection.