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

TAX3 18-10-2018 - 10:06
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.

The first of which will be devoted to analysing whether the "Paradise Papers" show loopholes in the EU tax legislation and whether further action needs to be taken. A representative from the OECD, a journalist from the ICIJ consortium and an academic have been invited to share their views with the committee.

The second panel will consist of a hearing with multinational corporations on alleged aggressive tax planning schemes within the EU. Two multinationals, McDonald's and Nike, have already confirmed their participation.

Location : József Antall (JAN) 6Q2


Lucía Rossel Flores, Researcher at the project “Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators (COFFERS )”

      Reply to written questions

Juliette Garside (The Guardian), Reporter of ICIJ on Paradise Papers

      Reply to written questions

Irene Yates, Vice-President Corporate Tax, McDonald’s

      Reply to written questions

Patricia Johnson, Vice-President and Chief Tax Officer, Nike Inc.

      Reply to written questions


      Statement - The facts about Apple’s tax payments
      Reply to written questions

Background documents

      Brief on McDonald’s
      Brief on Nike