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.

29-01-2019 - Money laundering cases involving Russian individuals and their effect on the EU

TAX3 14-01-2019 - 16:08
Public hearing on “Money laundering cases involving Russian individuals and their effect on the EU”

On 29th of January, from 14.30 to 17.30, the TAX3 committee will hold a public hearing on “Money laundering cases involving Russian individuals and their effect on the EU”. Two panels combining experts including among others Mr Bill Browder will shed light on the complex cases of money laundering recently discovered. These cases have affected banks and finance corporations across the EU and evidence shows linkages with organized crime, such as demonstrated in the murder of Mr Magnitsky. (Read more)

24-01-2019 - The evaluation of the Tax Gap

TAX3 16-01-2019 - 16:56
Public hearing on the evaluation of the tax gap

On 24th of January, from 10.30 to 12.00, the TAX3 committee will hold a public hearing on "The evaluation of the Tax Gap". The target of the hearing is to better understand the different methodologies to assess the amount of tax evasion and avoidance. The experts invited have published various and relevant articles and books aiming at better assessing the dimensions of this problem which would help policy makers to better tackle this issue. (Read more)

24-01-2019 - Alleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Slovakia

TAX3 16-01-2019 - 16:55
Public hearing on “Alleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Slovakia”

On 24 January 2019, the TAX3 Committee will hold a hearing on “Alleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Slovakia”. Investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in February in what was the first targeted killing of a reporter in the country's history. Mr Kuciak, who was 27 at the time of his murder, had been investigating alleged financial crimes and tax frauds. (Read more)

27-11-2018 - Public hearing on "Alleged aggressive tax planning schemes within the EU"

TAX3 10-01-2019 - 10:17
TAX3 public hearing on “Aggressive tax planning schemes within the European Union” on 27 November 2018

Further to the hearing with multinational corporations held on 21 June 2018 at which McDonald’s and Nike Inc. participated, the TAX3 Committee decided to hold a second hearing on 27 November with the Kering Group, Google and Facebook. (Read more)

26-11-2018 - Cum-Ex scandal: financial crime and the loopholes in the current legal framework

TAX3 ECON 11-12-2018 - 16:57
Public hearing on “Cum Ex scandal: financial crime and the loopholes in the current legal framework”

On Monday 26 November 2018, from 19.00 to 20.30, TAX3 together with the ECON Committee will hold a public hearing on “Cum-Ex scandal: financial crime and the loopholes in the current legal framework”. The purpose of this hearing is to examine the recent revelation of the CumEx files, which has shown that over EUR 55 billion have been defrauded through various schemes. (Read more)

21-11-2018 - Public hearing on “Combatting Money-Laundering in the EU Banking system”

TAX3 11-12-2018 - 17:03
Public hearing on “Combatting Money-Laundering in the EU Banking system”

In light of the recent serious allegations of money laundering involving some EU financial institutions, particularly Danske Bank and ING Groep, the TAX3 Committee has decided to hold a hearing on money laundering in banks on 21 November 2018 with a view to improving the financial supervisory system. This hearing is the second one that held by the TAX3 Committee on this particular matter. (Read more)

15-10-2018 - Golden visas and other national schemes providing tax privileges

TAX3 11-12-2018 - 17:05
TAX3 public hearing on "Golden visas and other national schemes providing tax privileges (free ports, Special Economic Zones)"

On 15 October 2018, the TAX3 Committee will hold a public hearing on "Golden visas and other national schemes providing tax privileges (free ports, special economic zones)" consisting of two panels. (Read more)

01-10-2018 - Relations with Switzerland in tax matters and the fight against money laundering

TAX3 11-12-2018 - 17:04
Public hearing on "Relations with Switzerland in tax matters and the fight against money laundering"

On 1st October 2018, from 20.30, the TAX3 Special Committee will hold a hearing on the EU-Swiss Relations in the tax and anti-money laundering areas. Invited experts will shed light on the cooperation between the EU and Switzerland in the tax and anti-money laundering areas, taking into account the ongoing tax reform in Switzerland. (Read more)

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

TAX3 18-10-2018 - 11:43
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 18-10-2018 - 10:28
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)