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Presentations and speeches Tax Forum 2009

DAY 1.

Monday 30th March 2009

Opening Session

Opening of the Conference PDF document English by László Kovács, EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union

Opening Speech PDF document français by Pervenche Berès, Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Opening Speech PDF document English by Peter Chrenko, Czech Deputy Minister of Finance

Session:
"The future of tax bases in a globalised world"

Chair: Joann M. Weiner, Professor at George Washington University and Contributing Editor at Tax Analysts

Introduction by the Chair

"How to ensure robust tax bases? PDF document Deutsch" by Axel Nawrath, Secretary of State, German Ministry of Finance

"EU Tax Policy and Good Governance PDF document English" by Claudio Radaelli, Professor and Director, Centre for European Governance at University of Exeter

Panel discussion - Moderator: Joann M. Weiner, Professor at George Washington University and Contributing Editor at Tax Analysts

Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette (CEO Sonepar and President of the Taxation Committee of the French Federation of Companies),

Anne Demelenne (General Secretary of Belgian Trade Union FGTB),

Axel Nawrath (Secretary of State, German Ministry of Finance),

Jeffrey Owens (Director of the OECD Centre on Tax Policy and Administration),

Claudio Radaelli (Centre for European Governance at University of Exeter)

Conclusions PDF document Englishby the Chair

DAY 2.

Tuesday 31th March 2009

Opening of the second day by Robert Verrue, Director General of Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission

Morning session:
"Which revenue-based taxes for the 21st century? "

Chair: Huw Jones, journalist at Thomson-Reuters

"Robust, efficient and fair tax systems: a company's perspective PDF document English", by Theo Keijzer, Vice President Tax Policy at Shell International BV

"Global economic and financial crisis: which lessons for fiscal policy? PDF document English", by Etienne de Callata˙, Chief Economist, Degroof Bank.

"Profit-shifting activities in Europe PDF document English", by Harry Huizinga, Professor, University of Tilburg

"Working together on direct tax: lessons from co-operation, co-ordination and the Code of Conduct PDF document English", by Stephen Timms, Member of British Parliament and Financial Secretary to the Treasury

"Lessons for Corporate Taxation in a Global World PDF document English", by Rosanne Altshuler, codirector of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

"Are robust, efficient and fair tax systems achievable in a globalised economy?" by Michael Devereux, Professor, University of Oxford

Discussion and questions with the floor - Moderator: Huw Jones, journalist at Thomson-Reuters.

Conclusions by the Chair

Afternoon session:
"Which consumption-based taxes for the 21st century?"

Chair: Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director Madariaga - College of Europe Foundation

"Shaping the VAT for the 21st century PDF document English" by Michael Keen, Assistant Director at International Monetary Fund

"Modern VAT systems: a business' perspective PDF document English", by Paul Morton, Tax Director of Reed Elsevier

Discussion and questions with the floor, Moderator: Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director Madariaga

Conclusions by the Chair

 

General Conclusions PDF document Englishby László Kovács, EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union