EU Blacklisting

Institutional racism and bullying

The European Union’s (EU) Blacklisting policies represent indisputable examples of institutional racism and bullying. Evidence shows that the EU Blacklists are subjective and arbitrary, and depart from the stance of the global authorities on both tax compliance and countering money laundering/financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). The penalties being imposed have the potential to damage Blacklisted economies irreparably. This is nothing short of economic warfare.

We, the former European colonies, are being held to a higher standard than our former colonizers, BY our former colonizers. We are still denied the sovereignty and freedom to manage our domestic affairs — even in a manner similar to that of our former colonizers.

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Today, however, the lives of the people of Blacklisted countries do matter, and the truth is not so easily suppressed.

  • There is no known effective legal or other recourse for Blacklisted countries to pursue to appeal for justice.
  • There is no precedent for this in history.
Appeal to your EU Ambassador to have
this discriminatory policy changed.

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Tax Blacklists and Propaganda: Defeating the Discrimination and Pro-Poverty Agenda

February 28, 2023
Watch our live discussion with Alex Cobham, Economist and Chief Executive of the Tax Justice Network, and Professor Steven Dean, Professor ...

One on One – Marla Dukharan

May 23, 2022
One on One features Caribbean Economist and Advisor, Marla Dukharan. Ms Dukharan discusses the economy and the effect of being blacklisted ...

Global Minimum Tax Rate: Another Reason to Blacklist

September 14, 2021
The Global Minimum Multinational Corporate Tax rate as proposed by the USA and the OECD, can have serious implications for small and ...

From Blackbirding to Blacklisting: The European Union’s Ongoing Subjugation of Vanuatu

August 6, 2021
“There are two ways one can help a man – up or down” – Caribbean proverb. Which way is the European Union (EU) choosing, having unilate ...
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May 31, 2021
"History, Analysis and Socio-Economic Implications of the EU’s Blacklisting of Vanuatu" takes an in-depth look at the E ...
May 27, 2021
“There are two ways one can help a man – up or down” - Caribbean proverb. Which way is the European Union (EU) choos ...
November 4, 2020
Editorial: The EU's defiantly discriminatory & disproportionate action persists. The Caribbean Economic Report ...
August 31, 2020
Editorial: Why does the EU deliberately marginalize small and vulnerable countries? Caribbean Economic Report ...



Rasheed chats with Marla Dukharan, as he unpacks the intricacies of this reality many Caribbean nations face. Can you imagine the catastrophic consequences of your country being blacklisted internationally?

J’accuse…! This Interview with Marla Dukharan focuses on why the EU’s blacklist constitutes institutionalized racism and bullying. Marla’s report at

The EU broke ranks with the OECD in publishing its own blacklists in Dec 2017 & March 2019, including the OECD’s “Largely Compliant” territories of Aruba, Barbados, Belize and Bermuda. Marla discusses her research into what the blacklist is really about and what it means for the Caribbean.

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