The Council and finance ministers were sharply criticised by MEPs on Tuesday for their lacklustre performance in fighting tax evasion and avoidance.

The criticism came during an urgent debate prompted by the latest media leaks on offshore tax havens, dubbed the "Paradise Papers." Finance ministers should not hide behind unanimity rules in the battle against tax avoidance, said MEPs, who also censured the Council for "not stepping up to the mark". Currently, tax decisions taken at EU level must be agreed by all member states. 

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