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NEWS On March 7, The Progressive Economy initiative held a workshop on “A European corporate tax as a new own resource” in the European Parliament. FairTax researcher Danuše Nerudová was invited as an external expert.
The workshop raised the issue of how the EU budget could be made more stable, sustainable, predictable and autonomous, and stated that there is a necessity for a genuine system of EU own resources. The following questions were addressed: How should a European corporate tax be structured? How should such a tax be collected? Can it be shaped with a sustainable dimension? And what tax level? What would be the impact on the national budgets and on the EU budget?
Hugues Bayet, Pervenche Berès, Peter Simon, Paul Tang and Isabelle Thomas, all members of the European Parliament, participated in the workshop. Danuše Nerudová was one of four external experts invited to the workshop. In addition to her, the other three experts were Jacques Le Cacheux, Professor at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour and researcher at the French Economic Observatory (OFCE), Ivailo Kalfin, MEP 2009-2014 and member of the High-Level Group on own resources (HLGOR) and Heikki Patomäki, Professor of World Politics at the University of Helsinki.
"At the workshop, I presented our research on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base C(C)CTB, and how it would function as an EU-own resource. The discussions revolved around the issue of how to make taxes a part of a sustainable future EU budget. The main problems raised were whether C(C)CTB might help to decrease some of the sustainability gaps and whether C(C)CTB might fulfil this function if implemented through enhanced cooperation" says Danuše Nerudová.
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