Luxembourg PM says tax deals in line with international law

Xavier Bettel holds press conference
Xavier Bettel holds press conference

Luxembourg Premier Xavier Bettel insisted Thursday that 'sweetheart' tax deals with top international companies were legal, as revelations about the agreements put the spotlight on his predecessor and now European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker.

"I want to underline that these (tax) rulings conform to international laws," Bettel said as the European Commission indicated a probe into the deals would continue as planned, following the publication of leaked documents about the tax breaks.

► see also article: Leaked documents reveal global firms' tax avoidance schemes in Luxembourg

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