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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Offshore Tax Evasion: The Effort to Collect Unpaid Taxes on Billions in Hidden Offshore Accouts

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Switzerland,Taxes

http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/?id=DD609B36-94AB-44B5-AABA-97B2AB08E058

Criticizes U.S. authorities and Swiss banks for allowing American wealth to accumulate in hidden accounts which escape U.S. taxation.  From the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

 

Income Per Capita Varies by 1 to 4 Across EU Countries

Categories: European Union,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Switzerland

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-12-035/EN/KS-SF-12-035-EN.PDF

Provides statistics on household income, consumption, saving, and investment for European Union countries, Norway, Switzerland, and the U.S. in 2010.  From Eurostat

 

Switzerland’s Relationship with the EU

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Great Britain,Switzerland

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06090

Describes areas where Switzerland cooperates with European nations especially in economic matters even though it is not a member of the European Union.  From the House of Commons Library

 

Waste Opportunities: Past and Future Climate Benefits from Better Municipal Waste Management in Europe

Categories: Environment,European Union,Switzerland,Waste Management

http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/waste-opportunities-84-past-and/at_download/file

This report analyzes the greenhouse gas emissions from municipal solid waste management in the EU, plus Norway and Switzerland and how improvement can be achieved.  From the European Environment Agency

 

Large Farms in Europe

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,European Union,Statistics,Switzerland

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-11-018/EN/KS-SF-11-018-EN.PDF

Reports that less than 1% of European farms occupy 20% of the used agricultural area.  Offers a chance to study the comparative size of farms and the significance of large farms in the European Union, Norway, and Switzerland.  From Eurostat