The financial and economic crises have brought taxation to the forefront of the policy debate in the EU. Levying a targeted tax on the financial sector is one of the most frequently discussed measures to reduce governments’ budgetary pressures. Among policy-makers in the EU, there is a broad consensus that financial institutions should contribute to the cost of fixing the crisis, but member states have not managed to reach a common agreement. In anticipation, some EU member states have already introduced a domestic financial sector tax. Now a smaller group of countries is also moving forward under the enhanced cooperation procedure.
About the organisers
For over seven years, the European Tax Policy Forum (ETPF) has commissioned independent research to educate the public and to provide policy-makers and other experts with independent research on the effects of tax policy. The results of the research are presented at annual conferences. As in the past two years, this year’s conference will be co-hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies. CEPS is widely recognised as the most experienced and authoritative think tank operating in the European Union today. It acts as a leading forum for debate on EU affairs, distinguished by its strong in-house research capacity and complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world.
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