The Party of European Socialists Finance Ministers met today in Brussels prior to the ECOFIN Council. The Ministers discussed two documents recently released by the European Commission - the Anti Tax Avoidance Package and the Action Plan to strengthen the fight against the financing of terrorism. PES Finance Ministers emphasized that tax evasion seriously threatens the sustainability of Member States’ public finances, and that combating aggressive tax planning must be one of the EU’s priorities.
PES President Sergei Stanishev said: 'As PES President, I congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his election as leader of the Labour Party. His campaign for leader has inspired tens of thousands of people to engage in the socialist movement, to fight, and campaign for a fairer society. Many of them are young people who have never participated in such an election before. This is a fantastic achievement.'