VAT frauds in EU Member States and the competence of the EU Institutions

Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 13:00

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Programme

13.00-13.10 Opening remarks by the co-hosts (Ingeborg Gräßle, Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control and Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament)

13.10-13.25The effectiveness of the current legal and policy instruments (Fabiola Annacondia, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), Manager of the VAT & Topicals Knowledge Group; Editor of IBFD’s International VAT Monitor and EU VAT Compass)

13.25-13.40 Europol’s perspective on intra-community VAT fraud (Carlo van Heuckelom, Head of Business Area, Economic Crime, Europol)

13.40-14.10 Perspectives on the Hungarian situation

  • Macro-economic implications and missing policy instruments (Balazs Romhányi, President, Fiscal Responsibility Institute)
  • Blowing the whistle on VAT fraud and its consequences, or the lack thereof (András Horváth, whistle-blower, former official of the National Tax Authority)
  • Intra- and inter-organizational corruption, especially in the state sphere - procedures and consequences (István Jávor, Sociologist, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University)

14.10-14.30 Perspectives on the Romanian situation

  • The experience of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (Paul Dumitriu, Deputy Chief Prosecutor of the Section for Combating Offences Assimilated to Corruption, National Anticorruption Directorate)

14.30-14.50 Reflections from the European Commission (Donato Raponi, Head of Unit, Value Added Tax, DG Taxud, European Commission)

14.50-15.20 Questions and answers

15.20-15.30 Closing remarks from the co-hosts (Ingeborg Gräßle, Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control and Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament)

The Greens/European Free Alliance