The Swiss Attorney General today droppedits criminal investigations into an alleged “illegal” tax collection by the Eritrean consulate in Geneva.
Prosecutors said the consulate could not be charged as the two percent Recovery and Rehabilitation Tax (RRT) that are commonly known as the ‘Diaspora Tax’ are perfectly legal and authorized by the Eritrean state.
The Office of the Attorney General said as neither of the dispensing of payment slips from the consulate nor the accounts opened for tax collection purposes with a Swiss bank or reported evidences that exiled Eritreans have passed as an alleged tax collection evidence represent a probable cause for opening of proceedings. Continue reading Eritrea Tax Collection in Switzerland Legal: Attorney General→
ERITREA’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, H.E. Ambassador Girma Asmerom, addressed the Security Council Sanctions Committee on October 10th following the release of the 2014 Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) Report.
After thanking the UN Secretariat and the Chairperson of the Committee for providing the opportunity, Ambassador Girma went on to explain the numerous irregularities and groundless allegations that are allowed to be incorporated within the report.
Despite its continued concern regarding the manner at which the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) is discharging its mandates, for the spirit of cooperation and engagement and in hopes of dispelling the politically motivated lingering misperceptions and assumptions, the Eritrean government once more sees the need to spell out its views on the number of issues the group has raised in the last two meetings.