12-07-2021 13:45
Public hearing on "Green Taxation"

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FISC Subcommittee FISC Subcommittee
Public hearing on Green Taxation © Image used under the license from Adobe Stock

On 12 July, the FISC Subcommittee held a public hearing on “Green Taxation” from 13:45 to 15:45 (CET). The discussion comes in anticipation of the imminent Commission proposal to review the Energy Taxation Directive as well as the potential contribution of green taxation in financing Europe’s recovery after the pandemic.

The hearing presents a valuable opportunity to the FISC Subcommittee to hear institutional and academic perspectives on this broad but pertinent subject. A first panel featuring Kurt Van Dender (OECD) and Tatiana Falcão (University of Münster) will focus on the review of the Energy Taxation Directive and how this can contribute to the goals of the European Green Deal.

The second panel featuring Alice Pirlot (University of Oxford) and Carlo Stagnaro (Instituto Bruno Leoni) will discuss the potential of green taxation in the overall tax mix as a means of both funding and supporting Europe's recovery after the pandemic, notably through the Recovery and Resilience Facility.