A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

03-05-2017 - Hearing on Common (Consolidated) Corporate Tax Base

ECON 16-05-2017 - 15:00
Poster CCCTB hearing

On 3 May 2017 the ECON Committee has organised a Public Hearing on Common (Consolidated) Corporate Tax Base and a follow-up of the TAXE/TAXE II committees’ demands.

The two legislative proposals - on a Common Corporate Tax Base (CCTB) and on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) - have a two-fold objective: to facilitate business within the internal market by subjecting taxpayers to a single rulebook and to make the system more robust and resilient to aggressive tax planning. In addition, the CCTB proposal includes incentives to help businesses to expand within the internal market. The CCCTB would enable a company to file only one tax return within the EU.
The purpose of this meeting was to hear the views of various stakeholders in view of preparing European Parliament's reports. The hearing was made of two panels. Firstly, Members heard business representatives and later on other stakeholders representing trade unions and an advocacy group. Presentations were followed by Q&A sessions with Members.
The hearing was webstreamed on the ECON website.

Location : Paul-Henri Spaak, room 1A002, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, Belgium

    Draft programme

Opening statements

      James Watson
      Gerhard Huemer
      Olivier Boutellis-Taft
      Katja Lehto-Komulainen
      Richard Murphy