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CANCELLED: Future of taxation in the EU

Due to a previously unannounced air traffic controllers strike in Belgium, the Prime Minister Morawiecki is unable to land in time for the event. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Date: May 16, 2019, 10:00 am Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

Bruegel is pleased to host Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland for a conversation on taxation policy in the EU. Prime Minister Morawiecki will discuss the need for a new tax paradigm in the EU. While the new financial framework has been widely discussed, increasing the EU’s revenue by updating tax rules for the 21st Century has been overlooked. Closing the EU VAT gap, introducing a digital tax and cracking down on tax paradises could strengthen the European project by providing funds for solving new challenges, while remaining true to European aims.

The Polish Prime Minister will suggest that the EU can learn from Poland’s experience of improving tax collection (for VAT and other taxes) and avoid a north-south or east-west divide in discussions on the new budget. From Poland’s perspective, the EU needs to do more to tackle internal imbalances and reduce the current tensions in the EU with a new tax paradigm, especially when it comes to social policy.

Schedule

May 16, 2019

10:00-10:30

Check-in and welcome coffee

10:30-10:50

Speech

Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister, Poland

10:50-11:15

Conversation

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director, Bruegel

Marie Lamensch, Research Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister, Poland

11:15-11:30

Q&A

11:30

End

Speakers

Marie Lamensch

Research Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Mateusz Morawiecki

Prime Minister, Poland

Guntram B. Wolff

Director, Bruegel

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

katja.knezevic@bruegel.org

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