Hearings


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.

26-09-2018 - Third country dimension in the Fight against Tax crimes, Tax Evasion & Tax Avoidance

TAX3 24-09-2018 - 15:20
TAX3 Public hearing on "The third country dimension in the Fight against Tax crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance"

On 26 September 2018, the TAX3 Special Committee will hold a hearing on how the EU has tackled tax evasion and avoidance in its relations with third countries, the ways to improve this policy, and a special focus on the future relations with the UK. (Read more)

10-09-2018 - Public hearing on Digital Taxation

TAX3 18-09-2018 - 11:28
Public hearing of 10 September in Strasbourg on "Digital Taxation"

The TAX3 Committee being mandated " to contribute to the ongoing debate on taxation of the digital economy", it has invited the OECD and the Commission to a meeting to hear their opinion and expectations regarding the taxation of digital companies. (Read more)

28-06-2018 - Public hearing on "VAT Fraud"

TAX3 12-09-2018 - 17:56
Public hearing of the TAX3 Special Committee on VAT Fraud

On 28 June 2018, from 11.00 to 13.00, the TAX3 Special Committee will hold a hearing on VAT Fraud. Member States in the European Union are yearly losing around 150 billions of euros in value-added tax (VAT) revenues because of fraud, mainly cross-border fraud, and inadequate tax collection systems. One can wonder why a solution to tackle VAT fraud could not be found while the problem is known since the introduction of the EU VAT transitional system in the nineties. (Read more)

28-06-2018 - The use of tax frauds – including VAT or carousel fraud – to finance terrorism

TAX3 TERR 12-09-2018 - 17:55
Joint Hearing of the TAX3 Special Committee / TERR Committee on “The use of tax frauds –including VAT or carousel fraud- to finance terrorism”

TAX3 and TERR Special Committees will hold a joint public hearing on “The use of tax frauds – including VAT or carousel fraud – to finance terrorism" on 28 June 2018. (Read more)

21-06-2018 - Lessons learnt from the Paradise Papers

TAX3 12-09-2018 - 17:57
Public hearing of the TAX3 Special Committee on "Lessons learnt from the Paradise Papers”

After the informative workshop held by the committee on crypto currencies, digitalisation and the European Semester, next 21 June 2018, in the morning, the committee will host a hearing entitled "Lesson learnt from the Paradise Papers". The hearing will be structured in two panels. (Read more)

15-05-2018 - The fight against harmful tax practices within the European Union and abroad

TAX3 04-07-2018 - 11:41
Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) - Public hearing on "The fight against harmful tax practices within the European Union and abroad”

After the hearing on combatting money-laundering in the EU banking system, the TAX3 Committee continues its work hosting a hearing on "The fight against harmful tax practices within the European Union and abroad" on Tuesday 15 May 2018. One of the tool that the EU has set up to fight against harmful tax practices is the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. (Read more)

26-04-2018 - Combat of Money Laundering in the EU banking system

TAX3 04-07-2018 - 11:39
Public Hearing of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) on "Hearing on "Combat of Money Laundering in the EU banking system" of 26 April 2018

After its constituent sitting last 22 March 2018, the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) initiates its activities on 26 April with a public hearing on "Combat of Money Laundering in the EU banking system". (Read more)