- INTA Committee hearing on Investment Policy
Investment policy and investment protection reform. Prof. Danuta Huebner, as EPP Shadow Rapporteur on investment policy, will speak. Her intervention will focus on the best way forward for investment protection and investment dispute settlement.
Tuesday, 26 October, 09.00-11.00
József Antall (6Q2) & online
- INTA Committee – Exchange of views with EVP Dombrovskis and EVP Vestager on the EU-US Trade & Technology Council
Following the inaugural meeting of the EU-US Trade & Technology Council in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, EVPs Dombrovskis and Vestager will have an exchange of views with INTA Members on its outcomes and way forward (ITRE, IMCO, AIDA Members are also invited to join the meeting). Prof. Danuta Huebner, as EPP Shadow Rapporteur on EU-US trade relations, will speak.
Tuesday, 26 October, 13.45-15.45
József Antall (6Q2) & online
- ECON Public Hearing on Gender equality objectives in the RRF/NRPs
In the framework of the European Gender Equality Week, ECON members will discuss in a public hearing with Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director of Bruegel; Paola Profeta, Full Professor in Public Economics (Bocconi University) and Ana Cordeiro Santos, Researcher in the Centre for Social Studies (University of Coimbra), the consequences of the pandemic on women and how the recovery can be designed to protect women and promote gender equality.
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 14.45-15.45
JAN 4Q1 & online
- FISC Public Hearing – A European Withholding Tax Framework
On 27 October 2021, the FISC Subcommittee will hold a public hearing on “A European Withholding Tax Framework” with policy experts and distinguished academics, in order to examine how current withholding tax regimes create opportunities for tax avoidance, while at the same time causing significant barriers for companies and investors operating cross-border.
The Subcommittee members and invitees will look at (i) how current withholding tax regimes facilitate practices of profit-shifting and how to address the tax avoidance in this context, and (ii) how withholding tax relief procedures have created a complex system for companies and investors operating cross-border in the EU, leading to both double taxation and the use of fraudulent tax schemes such as the cum-ex scheme.
The FISC Subcommittee is currently working on an own-initiative report on the same topic, which will be discussed after the public hearing.
Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 09.00-11.15
JAN 4Q2 & Interactio
- FISC Exchange of views with Members of the Finance Committee of the Slovenian national parliament on the implementation at EU level of the OECD agreement on tax base erosion and profit shifting
On 27 October 2021, FISC Members will have an exchange of views with Members of the Finance Committee of the Slovenian parliament, to discuss the implementation of the recent agreement of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on a global tax reform as well as the possible introduction of an EU digital levy. Topics of discussion, two-pillar reform of the international tax system, which emerged from the OECD’s Base-Erosion and Profit-Shifting Action Plan, and the expectations regarding the introduction of an EU digital levy.
Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 16.45-18.45
ASP 3G3 & Interactio
- Joint ECON and CONT Exchange of views with the European Court of Auditors on the Special Report 22/2021 on Sustainable finance: More consistent EU action needed to redirect finance towards sustainable investment
On 28th October, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will present to the members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Budgetary Control its “Special Report on Sustainable finance: More consistent EU action needed to redirect finance towards sustainable investment”, which was published on 20 September 2021. The special report covers the audit of the Commission’s 2018 Sustainable Finance Action Plan as well as the broader contribution of EU financial support in generating sustainable investments. The special report feeds into the implementation of the 2021 Strategy for Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy.
Thursday, 28 October 2021, 09.15-10.45
JAN 2Q2 & Interactio