VIRTEU (www.virteu.com), a project funded by the European Union under the HERCULE III Programme (Grant Agreement no: 878619), of which Professor Constantino, Assistant Professor of Law at Coventry University, serves as the Principal Investigator.
VIRTEU is a high-profile legal research project, which 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 (https://lnkd.in/gW9V7ZM).
VIRTEU Research Team operates within and is supported by the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI), which is directed by Prof. Panagiotis Andrikopoulos. The team includes two academics, Dr. Constantino Grasso (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Lorenzo Pasculli (Co-Investigator), who teach at the Law School of Coventry University directed by Prof Stephen Hardy. The team includes also two Research Assistants, ENGIN Erken and Mairi Laird, who are doctoral students at the CFCI.
If you would like to receive any further information on the project or evaluate the opportunity of cooperating with the Research Team, feel free to contact us through the VIRTEU official website (www.virteu.com).
Vat fraud: Interdisciplinary Research on Tax crimes in the European Union
Grant Agreement no: 878619
Project Coordinator: Dr. Costantino Grasso
VIRTEU 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.
One common connection between corruption and tax crime is that bribery recipients commit tax crimes because they cannot legitimately declare properly their income. Bribery payors normally commit crimes when they pay bribes because they typically falsely declare on their books the payment (e.g., as a consultancy or marketing fee) and even sometimes try to obtain a deduction for the payment. In the extractive industry international organizations and civil society have tried to bring transparency to government records in order to enable citizens and interested persons to ascertain what payments are legitimate, as opposed to illegitimate (e.g., bribes). Other connected areas include money laundering, asset forfeiture, transnational organized crime, and fraud.