Brussels, 29 April 2015 – FEE’s 4th Tax Day demonstrated its ongoing commitment to discuss taxation as a matter for society as a whole with a broad array of stakeholders.

At this event, FEE also launched an innovative publication, providing unique insight into the diverse perspectives on tax policy in Europe. The FEE Tax Day attracted 200 policy makers, business leaders and tax experts from 26 European countries. They debated issues such as the impact of emerging policy initiatives and the tensions surrounding national tax policies.

Videos of the keynote speeches and panel debates are below.

Sound bites from the day

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Photos from the event

More information:

FEE’s Tax Policy Updates

FEE’s other work on tax policy

Videos of Keynote Speeches & Panel Debates

Petr Kriz, FEE Joost van Iersel, EESC
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Friedrich Rödler, FEE Pascal Saint-Amans, OECD
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Geert Jan Koopman, European Commission Panel Debate : Impact of Current Policy Initiatives in the Real World
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Panel Debate : Tension between Cooperation and Competition Pierre Moscovici, European Commission
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Olivier Boutellis-Taft, FEE




  • 00:00 - 18:30

    Registration and coffee

  • 00:00 - 18:30

    Opening & welcome

    Petr Kriz President, FEE

  • 00:00 - 18:30

    The Status of the BEPS Project

    Pascal Saint-Amans Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

  • 00:00 - 18:30

    The Commission’s investigations into tax ruling potentially constituting illegal state aid

    Gert Jan Koopman Deputy Director General - State Aid, DG Competition, European Commission

  • 00:00 - 18:30

    The Impact of Current Policy Initiatives in the Real World

    Moderated by Frances Robinson Journalist
    The panel will discuss how emerging policy initiatives are shaping the current environment.
    Martin Kreienbaum Director General of International Taxation, German Finance Ministry
    Charlotte Redcliffe Head of Tax, Centrica plc
    Dag Wyntin Group Tax Manager, KBC Group
    Lucie Watrinet Financing for Development Advocacy Officer, CCFD-Terre Solidaire
    Dr. Gabriele Rautenstrauch Senior Manager International Tax, KPMG

  • 00:00 - 18:30


  • 00:00 - 18:30

    The Tension between Cooperation and Competition

    Moderated by Olivier Boutellis-Taft CEO, FEE
    The panel will consider the tension between a sustainable tax system and the protection of national tax
    bases. It will further explore whether better coordination of tax policy could form the basis of a more
    sustainable tax system in the future.
    Pierre Gramegna Minister of Finance, Luxembourg
    Ingrid Rensema Vice President Group Tax, ABN AMRO Group
    Petru Sorin Dandea EESC member and rapporteur for the EESC opinions on the fight against tax fraud
    and tax evasion
    Joseph Stead Senior Economic Justice Adviser, Christian Aid
    Michael Izza CEO, ICAEW

  • 00:00 - 18:30

    The Way Forward for Europe

    Pierre Moscovici Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs - Taxation and Customs,
    European Commission

  • 00:00 - 18:30

    Closing Remarks

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft CEO, FEE

  • 00:00 - 18:30

    Event close