GUE/NGL MEPs are working together on the European Parliament’s committee of inquiry into the Panama Papers revelations. As part of this work, we are organising a conference to discuss the growing international movement against tax havens, and the key policy challenges we face in Europe.
This conference takes place one year after the Panama Papers revelations and takes stock of progress achieved so far and challenges ahead. It further aims to:
- Bring together tax justice activists, academics, trade unionists and representatives from NGOs to discuss the key challenges, in Europe and internationally, in the struggle against money-laundering, tax evasion and corporate tax avoidance;
- Identify the key policy challenges and develop policy proposals to deal with these challenges at the EU and Member State level;
- Facilitate an exchange of views from different organisations, parties and countries on the experience of campaigning and mobilising for tax justice, and develop a strategy and network to strengthen this movement;
- Facilitate an exchange of views among policy makers across Europe on national and European efforts to tackle money-laundering, tax evasion and tax avoidance, and develop the means to ensure this exchange continues beyond the conference