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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.

05-02-2019 - Impact of tax evasion and money laundering on local real estate markets

TAX3 25-02-2019 - 17:28
TAX3 Hearing on “Impact of tax evasion and money laundering on local real estate markets, in particular in European cities"

Accommodation is an important part of citizens spending that price increase in real estate impacts.

On 5 February 2019, the TAX3 committee will hold a public debate on the impact of tax evasion and money laundering on local real estate markets, in particular in European cities. Two panels composed of experts will address how money laundering through real estate impact price levels. Then discussion will address the possible way to fight against price increase in the real estate sector.

Location : Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) 7C050 - Brussels

    Biographies of the experts

Ms Janet Sanz, Vice-Mayor of Barcelona and Member of the City Council in charge of Real Estate, Environment and Mobility

      Presentation

Ms Ilse Verker, Head of Unit at the department of Public Order and Security, responsible for the Programme on Illegal Money Flows and Undermining, City Council of Amsterdam.

      Presentation
      Replies to the written questions

Mr. Christoph Trautvetter, Public policy expert at Netzwerk Steuergerechtigkeit

      Presentation
      Statement

Mr Nilmesh Baruah, CTPA’s Senior Tax and Crime Advisor - OECD

      Presentation
      Statement

Mr Max Heywood, Financial transparency international representative

Background documents

      European Parliament Research Service's briefing on the Understanding money laundering through Real State transactions