VIRTEU (Vat fraud: Interdisciplinary Research on Tax crimes in the European Union) is an eighteen-month (April 2020 – September 2021) high-profile legal research project, which includes both comparative and interdisciplinary studies, funded by the European Union under the HERCULE III programme (the European Commission’s Antifraud Office). The Core Research Team operates within and is supported by the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI), which is directed by Prof. Panagiotis Andrikopoulos, and its Investigators are legal scholars teaching at the Law School of Coventry University (CLS). VIRTEU aims at exploring the interconnections between tax crimes and corruption so to unravel the intimate relationships that exist between fraudulent and corrupt practices in the area of taxation.
Prof. Ann E. Tenbrunsel
Professor of Business Ethics, College of Business Administration, University of Notre Dame
Prof. Kish Parella
Associate Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University
Dr. Dawn Carpenter
Lecturer of Finance at The Catholic University of America
VIRTEU Research Associate in the area of Business Ethics
• Beyond illegality: corrupt, fraudulent, and other unethical practices in the area of taxation.
• Regulatory and self-regulatory solutions
• The legal enforceability of ethical norms.
• How tax evasion/avoidance adversely affects human rights.
• Future perspectives and recommendations.
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