The pandemic and the consequent global leap to digitalisation has put European multinationals taxation in the spotlight of public debate. COVID-19 pandemic has put the taxation of companies in focus of public debate.
The international policy debate on taxation in the 21st century reflects the urgent need to agree on and implement fundamental reforms. Both the OECD and the UN Committee of Experts on Tax Matters are working to find a globally acceptable solution. The EESC aspires to contribute to the debate by co-organising with the IMF a virtual joint public debate “Taxing multinationals in Europe“.
This virtual joint public debate will bring together the IMF, OECD, EC, EESC and other key stakeholders in the area of taxation. On this occasion, the IMF will officially present its report “Taxing multinationals in Europe”.
This virtual debate will bring together the IMF, OECD, EC, EESC and other key stakeholders in the area of taxation.
The debate will take place on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 from 14.30 to 17.00 as an online event, webstreamed live on the EESC website.
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14.30 Welcome and opening remarks
- Stefano Palmieri, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
14.40 The IMF report on “TAXING MULTINATIONALS IN EUROPE”
- Vitor Gaspar, Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) – Opening Remarks
- Victoria Perry, Deputy Director in the Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF – Presentation
15.00 Comments by the representatives of key international players and stakeholders
Moderator: Philip Baker, visiting professor, University of Oxford
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- David Bradbury, Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division
- European Commission
- Benjamin Angel, Director, DG TAXUD
- Christoph Spengel, University of Mannheim
- Rebecca Christie, visiting fellow, Bruegel
15 minute break
- European Economic and Social Committee
- Krister Andersson, Employers’ Group
- Petru Sorin Dandea, Workers’ Group
- Giuseppe Guerini, Diversity Europe Group
Q & A by Victoria Perry and the panellists with the audience
16.35 Summary and conclusions
- Stefano Palmieri, ECO Section President, EESC
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