This joint event will launch the publication of the results of a European Policy Centre (EPC) – Accountancy Europe project on modernising taxation in the Single Market. EPC events are only open to EPC members, EU officials and the media.
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- Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner, Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
- Dmitri Jegorov, Deputy Secretary General for Tax and Customs Policy Ministry of Finance, Republic of Estonia
- Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe
- Femke Groothuis, President & Wavemaker, Ex’tax project
- Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
The issue of “tax fairness” has been rising up the political agenda following the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone and the uncovering of controversial tax practices by multinational corporations such as “Lux Leaks” and the “Panama Papers”.
Increased public pressure has led the European Commission to propose a series of measures in order to tackle tax avoidance/evasion and fraud and to adopt tax-related state aid infringement decisions, for example, in relation to Apple in Ireland, and to prevent further Single Market distortions. Whilst such initiatives are heading in the right direction, a long-term, coherent vision for the future of tax systems in the Single Market is lacking.
We are delighted, therefore, that Pierre Moscovici has agreed to present his vision for a future-proof taxation policy that can deliver economic, environmental and social objectives and mitigate the disruptive effects of different tax regimes on the Single Market. The Commissioner will then take part in a panel debate and Q&A session with the audience.