In late 2017, Brussesl released two lists, a blacklist of non-cooperative jurisdictions and a "gray" list of the countries that had to increase transparency.
"On 2 October 2018, the Council found Liechtenstein and Peru compliant with all its commitments on tax cooperation. It also agreed to remove Palau from the EU's list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions," the statement said.
The decision came after EU economy and finance ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss the bloc's financial regulations and the fight against money laundering. The ministers, making up the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, were expected to make changes o the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions, which are non-EU states that the bloc considers to not be doing enough to tackle tax evasion and avoidance issues.
Six jurisdictions — American Samoa, Guam, Namibia, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago and the US Virgin Islands — are still listed as uncooperative. When the list was published in December 2017, it included 17 jurisdictions.