Taxation might be a national prerogative, but it is an international headache. Since the 1920s various international organizations have worked on improving international tax coordination. Initially, the focus was on double taxation and tax evasion. However, since the 1960s, international tax planning, tax competition and tax havens have been added to the list. These concerns have increased in salience in the 1990s, with the globalization of markets and the shift towards the knowledge economy. More recently, climate change, digitization, and wealth inequalities within and between nations entered the agenda. The experts on the panel will discuss what they consider to be the most pressing problems in international tax today, and which role the EU could potentially play in solving them.

Chair: Philipp Genschel, Professor of Comparative and European Public Policy, EUI