Guernsey and Jersey were invited by the Chair of the EP PANA Committee, Dr Werner Langen MEP, to have an exchange of views with the PANA Committee at its session on 9 May 2017, together with other European jurisdictions (Gibraltar and Madeira).
Guernsey and Jersey have long sought to strengthen their engagement with the European Parliament on the issues being addressed by the PANA Committee (tax evasion, tax avoidance and money laundering). In May 2015 the Chief Ministers of Guernsey and Jersey met with the Chair of the TAXE 1 Committee and the Islands subsequently made a written submission to that Committee. In March 2016, Guernsey and Jersey officials participated in a hearing of the TAXE 2 Committee. Over the past two years Ministers have also taken advantage of their regular visits to Brussels to have valuable informal exchanges of views with MEPs from a range of political groupings and nationalities.
The Islands value this engagement, which they hope and believe has been of mutual benefit. They are keen to sustain it and build upon it which is why they accepted Dr Langen’s invitation.
Guernsey and Jersey were represented at the hearing by the senior officials responsible for international tax and financial crime policy.
You can find here:
– the Chief Ministers’ reply to Dr Langen accepting the invitation;
– the opening statements by Guernsey and Jersey representatives;
– the answers by Guernsey and Jersey to the written questions submitted advance of the hearing by the Committee;
– the answers by Guernsey and Jerseyto the supplementary written questions submitted after the hearing by the Committee.