Country-by-country reporting seminar, European Parliament, 21 November

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Eurodad and MEPs Sharon Bowles, Antolin Sanchez Presedo and Sven Giegold are glad to invite you to our:

Roundtable: Country-by-country reporting: How financial transparency by multinational companies could contribute to development

Monday 21 November 6-8 PM., Paul Henri Spaak Building, Room P7C050

European Parliament, Brussels

The roundtable will follow the release of the proposed revision to the Transparency and Accounting Directives. This will include EU Country by Country Reporting (CBCR) requirements for the extractive and forestry industries.

The event will also launch Eurodad’s new report “Country-by-country reporting: How financial transparency by multinational companies could contribute to development” which provides examples of tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance both within and beyond the extractive sector. The report argues that comprehensive reporting is needed and makes concrete proposals for optimal standards to extend beyond the extractive sector.

We invite the panel to not only consider the Commission’s proposal but also seek its views on further progress that could be achieved on country-by-country reporting reflecting on the European Parliament’s statement that “country-by-country reporting is of the utmost importance for extractive industries, but recalls that it would equally be beneficial for investors in all sectors, thereby contributing to good governance globally”.[1]

This event will bring together key people from the Parliament and Commission and Danish Government who will host the EU presidency in 2012 EU at a crucial time for country by country reporting.

Chair Antolín Sánchez Presedo MEP


Michel Barnier: European commissioner DG Markt (invited)

Sharon Bowles MEP

A Representative of the Danish Government (Invited)

Richard Murphy: Tax Research UK

Marta Ruiz: Eurodad

The number of places is limited so please register as soon as possible by email only, to  registration will close on November 11, 2011.