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Fine Gael MEPs must support vote to call Juncker to account- Lynn Boylan MEP

12 November, 2014 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has welcomed moves by her European colleagues to call the new European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker before the European Parliament to question him over his involvement in widespread tax evasion while he was Finance Minister of Luxembourg. Sinn Féin MEPs voted against the EU Presidency bid of Jean-Claude Juncker in July.

Speaking today about the “Luxleaks” scandal,Lynn Boylan said:

“President Juncker is being called to appear before the elected Parliament to explain his involvement in alleged tax evasion deals he was party to while he was the leader of Luxembourg. His apparent reluctance to appear before us speaks volumes about his capacity to "fight tax evasion” as claimed in his manifesto."

“I voted against Mr Juncker’s Presidency bid and these tax evasion revelations are a major blow to the credibility of Juncker and retaining his position as President is an example of the EU governments' acceptance of the widespread culture of ”legal" tax evasion."

 “I am calling on my Fine Gael colleagues in Europe, who are members of the group that nominated Mr Juncker as President of the Commission, to vote with us at 3pm today for the President of the Commission to be held to account for his alleged former shady financial dealings.”

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