Antoine Deltour awarded European Citizens’ Prize
One of this year's laureates
Every year since 2008, the European Citizen Prize distinguishes people and organizations that significantly contribute to the common values of the European Union (learn more on Wikipedia). Antoine Deltour is one of this year’s 47 laureates, after a selection process organized by each Member State. The award ceremony will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 14 and 15 October.
A recognition of Antoine's contribution
This award is a new recognition of Antoine’s contribution to the common good through its involvement in making public massive tax avoidance schemes organized by multinational companies in Europe: the impact of LuxLeaks revelations contributed to recent progress towards transparency on these long hidden practices.
Antoine Deltour’s support committee considers this distinction as a strong symbolic gesture, while Antoine remains charged by Luxembourg justice and may go to prison and face a very high fine.
For further information, see the official European Parliament's web page including the list of European Citizen’s Prize winners for 2015. See also the article from Luxemburgish newspaper Wort: “Luxleaks whistleblower awarded citizen prize”.