Konferenz: From Tax Fraud to Tax Justice - Fighting Corporate Tax Dumping & Taxing Wealth


Am Dienstag, den 21. April, veranstalten Fabio De Masi und andere Abgeordnete von GUE/NGL eine Konferenz zu legalen und illegalen Formen der Steuerumgehung von großen Konzernen. Mit dabei ist auch der Schweizer Whistleblower Rudolf Elmer.


Opening Remarks

9.00-9.15, Room ASP 1G2

MEP Dimitris PAPADIMOULIS, Vice-President of the European Parliament

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

9.15-10.30, Room ASP 1G2

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)


Session 2: How to Break the Tax Evasion Cartel

10.30-12.30, Room ASP 1G2

Moderator: MEP Rina Ronja KARI, GUE/NGL

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

12.30-14.00 Lunch Break - Sandwich lunch in front of ASP 1G2

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

14.00-15.45, Room PHS 7C50




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

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

15.45-17.15, Room PHS 7C50

Moderator: MEP Marisa MATIAS, GUE/NGL

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

Interpretation for sessions 1 + 2 available in EN, FR, DE, IT, NL, DA, ES, PT, FI, SV, CS
Interpretation for sessions 3 + 4 available in EN, FR, DE, ES