Bracing for EU backlash

Government is bracing for a blacklisting “lash” from the European Union (EU) today, but Prime Minister Mia Mottley has served notice that she is fighting back to defend Barbados’ reputation.

She also blamed the former Democratic Labour Party administration for the island being named among countries that were uncooperative in the exchange of tax information with other states.

Addressing a political meeting at The Glebe in support of the Barbados Labour Party’s St George North candidate, Senator Toni Moore, Mottley said over the weekend she wrote the chancellor of Germany and the president of the European Commission and told them that the blacklisting of Barbados was “wrong and disproportionate”.

“And why? Because they’re going to get their banks and their financial institutions to put measures on us,” the Prime Minister said.

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