By estimation there are over 20,000 mailbox companies registered in the Netherlands. Of the 20 biggest public companies in Portugal 17 of them are officially based in the Netherlands. Via this construction companies are able to send billions of euros to tax havens like Bermuda. This grand scheme of tax evasion is costing Europe 1,000 billion euros a year.
This amount of cash is enough to abolish the vast majority of the antisocial cuts to health care services, education and public services in the Netherlands, as well as in Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. After this there would also be enough left to pay off part of the national debt.
In the Amstel building in Amsterdam over 2000 of these companies are established. With this satirical political action we plan to symbolically collect the taxes from these tax evaders to show that the austerity measures are unnecessary – if we get the money where it is!
Join the Red Robin Hoods!
Rally: 16.00, Amstelstation, exit by the public transport/busses
Location action: Prins Bernhardplein 200