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Tax Justice - Fighting Corporate Tax Dumping & Taxing Wealth. 21 April

Tax Justice - Fighting Corporate Tax Dumping & Taxing Wealth. 21 April

Part 2

 

From Tax Fraud to Tax Justice:

Corporate Tax Dumping and Taxing Wealth

PROGRAMME

Tuesday, 21st April 2015, 9.00-9.15

Room ASP 1G2

Opening Remarks

Interpretation available in EN, FR, DE, IT, NL, DA, ES, PT, FI, SV, CS

MEP Dimitris PAPADIMOULIS, Vice-President of the European Parliament 

 

Tuesday, 21st April 2015, 9.15-10.30

Room ASP 1G2

Session 1: Problems of Tax Evasion in Europe: Extent, Consequences and Political Responsibility

Interpretation available in EN, FR, DE, IT, NL, DA, ES, PT, FI, SV, CS

Nick MATHIASON, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, London

Rudolf ELMER, Whistle-blower Swiss Julius Bär Bank, Cayman Islands Work on the EP Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Tax Avoidance (TAXE)

MEP Fabio DE MASI, GUE/NGL

 

Tuesday, 21st April 2015, 10.30-12.30

Room ASP 1G2

Session 2: How to Break the Tax Evasion Cartel

Moderator: MEP Rina Ronja KARI, GUE/NGL

Interpretation available in EN, FR, DE, IT, NL, DA, ES, PT, FI, SV, CS

Automatic Information Exchange

Koen ROOVERS, Financial Transparency Coalition Trust, Free ports and Tax Havens

Prem SIKKA, Professor of Accounting, University of Essex, UK The EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Valentina BARBAGALLO, Policy & Advocacy Office, ONE Campaign

Questions and discussion with moderators & discussants

 

Tuesday, 21st April 2015, 12.30-14.00

Lunch Break – Sandwich lunch in front of ASP 1G2

 

Tuesday, 21st April 2015, 14.00-15.45

Room PHS 7C50

Session 3: Wealth Taxation: Economic and Geographical Concepts and Successful case studies

Moderators: 

MEP Josu JUARISTI, GUE/NGL

MEP Matt CARTHY, GUE/NGL

Interpretation available in EN, FR, DE, ES

Questions and discussion with moderators & discussants

 

A progressive Wealth Tax in Ireland 

Tom MCDONNELL, Think Tank for Action on Social Change (TASC)

The political value of the taxation of wealth: Features of Wealth and Great Fortunes Tax

Helena FRANCO, Regional (Foral) Deputy for Treasury and Finances

General Criteria for Effective Taxation of Wealth in Europe

Txema MENDIBIL, President of the Regional (Foral) Economic-Administrative Court

Questions and discussion with moderators & discussants

 

Tuesday, 21st April 2015, 15.45-17.15

Room PHS 7C50

Session 4: GUE/NGL Agenda for a Fair and Progressive Taxation

Moderator: MEP Marisa MATIAS, GUE/NGL

Interpretation available in EN, FR, DE, ES

 

António Carlos DOS SANTOS, Professor at UAL, Visitant Professor at IDEFF, Law

Faculty of Lisbon and former Coordinator of the Economy and Finance Centre at REPER and former Director of the GAJE office of the VAT services, Portugal

Eugénia PIRES, PhD Student in Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

Questions and discussion and closing remarks

 

For more information please contact:

Maj Aslett-Rydbjerg TEL: +32 228 41455
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GUE/NGL press contact:  Gianfranco Battistini + 32 475 646628

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