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Saturday, May 18 • 14:45 - 16:00
Grand Theft Europe - unveiling massive VAT fraud

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It is the largest ongoing tax fraud in Europe: criminal gangs are stealing €50 billion every year from EU members states, according to the EU Commission.The losses are made worse by a lack of cooperation between EU members. Fraudsters are now eyeing the market for green power certificates. Islamist networks have used the fraud to finance terror. the German non-profit newsroom CORRECTIV has followed in the footsteps of one fraudster who played a major role in a high profile VAT fraud carousel. The investigation reveals how this type of organized crime works and how governments in Europe struggle to combat it. Meet Oliver Schröm of Correctiv who coordinated the research which was published just ten days before the conference, and some team members of the network.

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Oliver Schröm

Chefredakteur, correctiv.org
Nach einem Volontariat bei der „Heidenheimer Zeitung“ arbeitete Schröm unter anderem für „Die Zeit“, die „Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung“ sowie für das ZDF-Magazin „Kennzeichen D“. 2010 gründete er das Investigativ-Team des „Stern“ und leitete es bis... Read More →

Saturday May 18, 2019 14:45 - 16:00 BST
Aula II