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The European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)
the Union of Finance Personnel in Europe (UFE)
invite you to the next #CESIatNoon

Tax evasions and state aid – A change of  paradigm:
The impacts of different tax leaks and state aid cases on EU policy

Wednesday April 3 2019; 13.00 to 14.30 (light lunch from 12:30)
Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée 1-5, 1040 Brussels

You can register yourself to the event through this link

In recent years, fight tax evasions and tax avoidance has become a priority of the European Commission. Encouraged by various leaks and sensational cases, public pressure to efficiently close loopholes has been unprecedented. Strong feelings of growing injustice and unfair taxation policies have added fuel to the debate.  This CESIatNoon will give insights into the work of politicians, practitioners, civil servants and trade unions in tax leaks and state aid cases.

How is tax avoidance related to state aid control and why do competition enforcers suddenly become involved in tax matters, normally under the competence of the Member States? What is the main finding in the recent decisions of the European Commission and where are the limits? What are the key experiences and demands to further proceed? What are the fundamentals interests at stake? How does state aid control dovetail with the legislative agenda? Which administrative elements need further strengthening? And finally, is there an honest societal and political consensus to efficiently fight tax avoidance at EU level?

Romain Wolff, President of the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)

Max Lienemeyer, Head of the Task Force Tax Planning Practices at DG COMP/European Commission

Florian Köbler, President of the Union of Finance Personnel in Europe (UFE)
Urs Stauffer, President of the Central Federation for Public Service Employees Switzerland (ZV)
Paul Tang, MEP, Member of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance
Nadja Salson, Policy Staff at the European Public Service Union (EPSU)

Fabian Zuleeg, Director of the European Policy Centre (EPC)

Klaus Heeger, Secretary General of the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)