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Danuše Nerudová presented research at European Parliament workshop

2017-03-23
On March 7, The Progressive Economy initiative held a workshop on “A European corporate tax as a new own resource” in the European Parliament. FairTax researcher Danuše Nerudová was invited as an external expert.

Margit Schratzenstaller participates in panel discussion on the post-2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework of the EU

2017-03-16
On March 27 2017, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller will participate in a panel discussion on the post-2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework of the EU arranged by WIIW (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies).

A Financial Transaction Tax might contribute to the closing of sustainability gaps in the EU budget

2017-02-16
Strengthening the link between smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and the EU system of own resources, the introduction of Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) as a tax-based own resource could contribute to the decrease in the existing sustainability gaps. Those are the findings of the recent FairTa...

Danuše Nerudová presented sustainability oriented future EU-funding to the European Parliament

2017-02-03
On January 31, 2017, the Committee on Budgets (BUDG) in the European Parliament held an Interparliamentary committee meeting. The topic of the meeting was: More transparent, simple, fair and democratically accountable ways to finance the EU: Follow up of the final recommendations of the high-level g...

What to learn from a failed (?) Swedish tax compliance project

2017-02-02
Governments and tax agencies want to collect the correct amount of taxes in a timely and efficient manner. But what is the best way for tax agencies to work with large multinational corporations? Can collaboration between tax agencies and corporations increase tax compliance? Researchers from the Ho...

Researchers argues for the introduction of an EU-wide Financial Transactions Tax

2017-01-26
In the German-speaking blog Ökonomenstimme FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller argues for the introduction of an EU-wide Financial Transactions Tax.

Time for more sustainability-oriented EU funding - FairTax researchers comment on the recent HLGOR report

2017-01-20
Margit Schratzenstaller and Danuše Nerudová comment on "Future Financing of the EU - Final report and recommendations of the High Level Group on Own Resources, December 2016":

Margit Schratzenstaller in panel discussion at the Austrian Society of European Politics

2016-12-15
In November, the Austrian Society of European Politics published the book “25 Ideas for Europe”. On December 13, the society organised a panel discussion to follow up themes from the book.

The Swedish Tax Agency took part of new FairTax research

2016-11-23
At a workshop on November 10, 2016, FairTax researcher Lotta Björklund Larsen, Linköping University, presented the upcoming report "Sweden: A failure of a Cooperative Compliance project?".

Margit Schratzenstaller argues for sustainability-oriented tax-based own resources

2016-11-18
At a panel discussion on “The Future of the EU Budget” organised by the European think tank Bruegel in Brussels on November 15, 2016, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller argued for substituting a part of current EU own resources with sustainability-oriented tax-based own resources.

Karen Boll invited speaker at network meeting in Deloitte, Copenhagen

2016-11-18
In Denmark, Deloitte facilitates a series of network meetings for the corporations being part of the Danish Tax Governance initiative. FairTax researcher Karen Boll was invited to present the research conducted on ‘Cooperative Compliance’ in Work Package 6 at the most recent network meeting.

Research on sustainability-oriented taxes as revenue sources for EU budget presented in Berlin

2016-11-16
At the 20th Conference of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) that took place in Berlin in October 2016, Margit Schratzenstaller presented FairTax research on EU Taxes as Instrument to Strengthen Sustainability of Taxation in the EU.

Danuše Nerudová in roundtable discussion about a CCCTB

2016-11-11
In Prague, November 8, 2016, FairTax researcher Danuše Nerudová participated in a roundtable discussion about a CCCTB. The discussion was organized by FairTax together with the Czech Chamber of Tax Advisors, Faculty of Law of Charles University Prague and Faculty of Finance and Accounting of Economi...

FairTax researchers receive additional research grant

2016-11-10
Work Package 6 in the FairTax project has received an additional research grant from The Nordic Tax Research Council.

A Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base one of the possible alternatives for future EU funding

2016-11-08
Strengthening the link between smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and the EU system of own resources, the introduction of CCCTB as a tax-based own resource could contribute to the decrease in the existing sustainability gaps. These are the findings of the recent FairTax working paper “Sustainab...

FairTax research in progress presented in Brussels

2016-11-03
On October 25, 2016, FairTax hosted an open research seminar on “Fair and Sustainable Taxation in the EU” at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU in Brussels.

FairTax research presented to the High Level Group on Own Resources

2016-11-01
On September 30, 2016, Margit Schratzenstaller and Danuše Nerudová presented FairTax research on options for tax-based EU own resources to the inter-institutional High Level Group on Own Resources (HLGOR) chaired by ex-EU commissioner Mario Monti.

FairTax research on sustainability-oriented EU tax-based own resources for the EU budget presented at Vienna conference

2016-10-31
Can tax-based own resources represent a sustainability-oriented option for financing the EU budget in the future? And if yes, which taxes would offer themselves as own resources for the EU budget? These were the central questions discussed at the FairTax conference “Options for an EU Tax as an EU Ow...

Margit Schratzenstaller part of panel discussion about the future of the EU budget

2016-10-31
On November 15, the Bruegel think tank arranges a conference on "The Future of the EU Budget". Margit Schratzenstaller, Deputy Director of WIFO and FairTax researcher, is one of the experts in the panel discussion.

Kathleen Lahey invited speaker at conference: "Tax is a feminist issue!"

2016-10-31
The public conference "Tax is a feminist issue!: A Greens/EFA conference" were held in the European Parliament on 29 June 2016.

Åsa Gunnarsson inbjuden till workshop ledd av Margot Wallström

2016-10-03
Den 3-4 oktober är utrikesminister Margot Wallström värd för en workshop om stärkande av kvinnors rättigheter. En av de inbjudna deltagarna vid mötet är Åsa Gunnarsson, professor i rättsvetenskap och koordinator för projektet FairTax, Juridiskt forum, Umeå universitet.

FairTax research presented at the Università Politecnica delle Marche

2016-09-30
On September 9, 2016, FairTax researcher Marian Dobranschi, Department of Accounting and Taxes (FBE) Mendel University from Brno, presented the article “EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates”

ETC: Hon ska göra EU:s ekonomi rättvis och jämställd

2016-09-13
EU:s skattepolitik ska göras om och bli hållbar, jämställd och rättvis. Det kan låta som en dröm, men Åsa Gunnarsson, skatteprofessor på Umeå universitet, tänker jobba för att det ska bli verklighet.

Successful FairTax presentations at the 25th annual TRN conference

2016-09-12
On September 1–2, 2016, FairTax researchers presented their latest findings at the 25th annual Tax Research Network (TRN) conference.

Åsa Gunnarsson awarded for prominent gender research

2016-07-07
The Görel Bohlin Award for prominent gender research is presented to Umeå University lecturers or researchers who have made important scientific achievements in gender studies. The 2016 award goes to Åsa Gunnarsson, professor in Law at the Forum for Studies on Law and Society.

Researchers recommend an EU-own flight ticket tax

2016-07-05
Several EU member states have failed to introduce taxes on air traffic. Now, researchers from the EU-funded FairTax project, coordinated by Umeå University, suggest in a paper that the EU should introduce an EU tax on flight tickets, to contribute to a more sustainable development in the EU.

New FairTax results presented at NOeG-SEA 2016

2016-06-13
On May 28, 2016, FairTax researchers Alexander Krenek and Marian Dobranschi presented the paper "EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates".

Guest blog at Blogactiv: EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget

2016-06-09
FairTax researchers Margit Schratzenstaller, Alexander Krenek, Danuše Nerudová and Marian Dobranschi summarizes their recent paper "EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates" in this guest blog pos...

Award winning FairTax paper investigates a sustainable European carbon-based flight ticket tax

2016-06-01
On May 31, 2016, FairTax researchers Alexander Krenek and Margit Schratzenstaller from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO, received the renowned “Progressive Economy Award”, in the European Parliament in Brussels. Their study on “Sustainability-oriented EU Taxes: The Example of a Euro...

Successful presentation of the first WP8 deliverable

2016-05-16
On April 25, 2016, Alexander Krenek, WIFO, and Marian Dobranschi of Mendel University in Brno jointly presented the first WP8 deliverable titled "EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates" by Schra...

In Swedish: VK debatt: Nya skattefrälset hotar välfärden

2016-04-21
Mäktiga samhällsskikt undergräver finansieringen av välfärdssystemen. En ny elit tar sig oförtjänta friheter, ibland olagliga men framför allt oetiska. De nationella skattesystemen måste byggas utifrån en moral, ett socialt kontrakt, där medborgarna solidariskt står upp för välfärdssamhället. Det sk...

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Award winning research on a European carbon-based flight ticket tax covered in the "Journal for a Progressive Economy"
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FairTax research on sustainability-oriented EU tax-based own resources for the EU budget presented at Vienna conference

FairTax research on sustainability-oriented EU tax-based own resources for the EU budget presented at Vienna conference

Can tax-based own resources represent a sustainability-oriented option for financing the EU budget in the future? And if yes, which taxes would offer themselves as own resources for the EU budget? These were the central questions discussed at the FairTax conference “Options for an EU Tax as an EU Own Resource”, at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research WIFO, Vienna, September 19, 2016. Read more


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