Think Global Day 2014: Can taxes save the world?

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Area 42
Paleizenstraat 46A
1030 Brussel

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Aangebracht door: 11.11.11

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CAN TAXES SAVE THE WORLD?


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Can taxes save the world? Are they an instrument or even 'the' instrument  against inequality, globally? Who pays those taxes, who doesn't?  Do taxes work in Africa? Would they chase corporations and investments?  And what about Belgium? Does the government get a grip on capital,  5 years after the financial crisis?

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Belastingen: iedereen heeft er een mening over. Maar wat is het doel van belastingen? Slagen we erin om belastingen in te zetten in de strijd tegen ongelijkheid? Hoe kan het beter? We kijken zowel naar België, Afrika als wereldwijd. We sluiten af met John Crombez, staatssecretaris voor fraudebestrijding  voor België.



 





13u00 - 13u15:

Welcome by Jos Geysels, chairperson 11.11.11

 

13u15 - 13u45:

The importance of taxes - 11.11.11

 

13u45 - 15u15:

Fair taxation for the major players as well?

Keynote speech by Nicolas Shaxson, Tax Justice Network and author of the book 'Treasure Islands'.

Panel discussion with: 

  • Nicolas Shaxson
  • Marco Van Hees, author of 'Tax Heaven Belgium'
  • Peter De Keyzer, Chief Economist BNP Paribas

 

15u15 - 15u30:

Coffee break

 

15u30 - 16u45:

Taxing Africa

Introduction by Michael Otieno

A concrete case: Glencore Mopani by Anne-Sophie Simpere, Oxfam France

Panel discussion with:
  • Michael Otieno
  • Anne Sophie Simpere
  • Luuk Zonneveld, director BIO (Belgian Investment Company for developing countries)


16u45 - 17u15:


Are governments getting a grip on big capital?

Interview with John Crombez, Belgian State Secretary against social and tax fraude
 

17u15 - 17u30:

From Tobin tax to ... : the work of 11.11.11 on fair taxes

By Bogdan Vanden Berghe, director 11.11.11
 

17u30:

Reception

 

  • Moderation by Gie Goris, MO* and An Hofman (Kanaal Z).
  • There is translation to English, Dutch and French.
  • Registration is free, but mandatory. Please do so before 28 March
  • Download this invitation
 
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