November 7, 2017 / 1:48 PM / a year ago

EU plans adoption of tax haven list in December: EU's Toniste

Swiss Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann (L) and Estonian Finance Minister Toomas Toniste (R) take part in a European Union finance ministers' meeting in Brussels, Belgium November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union plans to adopt a blacklist of tax havens in December, Estonia’s finance minister said on Tuesday at the end of a meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels.

“Our intention is to approve the list in December,” Toomas Toniste, whose country holds the EU’s rotating presidency told reporters. He added that he hoped that all EU states would agree.

Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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