About the conference

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Following one shocking corporate tax scandal after the other, the European Commission is finally discussing a proposal to make multinational corporations publish basic information about where they make profits and what they are paying in taxes – so-called country by country reporting. This move, which would allow parliamentarians, journalists, tax administrations and citizens around the world to see the truth, would be a crucial first step towards making all corporations pay their fair share.

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And it would be about time. When multinational corporations and wealthy individuals don’t pay their fair share of tax, it hurts us all. The hardest impacts are felt in the poorest countries, but all across the world, ordinary citizens have to deal with increasing inequality, painful austerity measures and loss of public services. Transparency would instead lead to a number of important benefits – including better conditions for small and medium enterprises, jobs, and financial resources to support public services and sustainable development. (link to a page showing 10 reasons why CBCR is a good idea). That’s why many have already expressed their strong support. (link to page showing support)

But this won’t happen unless we call on the European Commission to take action. Tweet or email the Commissioners today! 

Speakers include

Martin Khor Kok Peng

Executive Director, South Centre

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Mogens Jensen

Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

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H.E. Ambassador Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota

Deputy Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations

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Lidy Nacpil

Coordinator, JSAPMDD

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Ambassador Mr. Geir Otto Pedersen

Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in New York

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Lars Koch

Director of Policy & Campaigns, IBIS

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Camilla Bruckner

Director of UNDP's Nordic Representation Office

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Fanwell Bokosi

Executive Director, Afrodad

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Paul Okumu

Head of Secretariat, Africa Platform

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Nuria Molina

Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, ActionAid UK

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Romilly Greenhill

Team Leader for Development Finance, ODI

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Carlos Bedoya

Executive Director, Latindadd

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Bhumika Muchhala

Senior Policy Analyst, Finance and Development Programme, Third World Network

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Esteban Perez Caldentey

Chief of the Financing for Development Unit (Division of Economic Development) of ECLAC (Santiago, Chile)

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Kavaljit Singh

Director of Madhyam

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Charles Abugre

Chief Executive Officer, The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA)

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Niclas During

Portfolio Director, Swedfund International

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Antonio Tricarico

Re: Common

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Markus Henn

Policy Officer on Financial Markets, WEED

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Kiama Kaara

Programs Coordinator at the Kenya Debt Relief Network (KENDREN)

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Sarah-Jayne Clifton

Director of Jubilee Debt Campaign

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Kristina Rehbein

Policy Officer, erlassjahr.de - Entwicklung braucht Entschuldung (Jubilee Germany)

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Joseph Stead

Senior Economic Justice Adviser, Christian Aid

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Patricia Miranda

Latindadd

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Mara Liebal

erlassjahr.de - Entwicklung braucht Entschuldung (Jubilee Germany)

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Myriam B. C. Vander Stichele

Senior Researcher, SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations)

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Aldo Caliari

Rethinking Bretton Woods Project director, Center of Concern

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Antonio Tujan

Director, IBON International, the Philippines

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Aline Fares

Expertise and Campaigns coordinator, Finance Watch

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David Ugolor

Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ),

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Jill Miller

Deputy Director, Civil Society Development Division, BOTA Foundation

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Alfredo Okenve

Center for Studies and Development Initiatives

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Tove Maria Ryding

Head of Tax Justice, Eurodad

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Bodo Ellmers

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad

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Jeroen Kwakkenbos

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad

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Jesse Griffiths

Eurodad Director

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Maria Jose Romero

Policy and Advocacy Manager

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Livestream

(Previous recordings) May 6 - First plenary session: 9:00 - 9:45 - (COMING SOON)
(Previous recordings) May 5 - Second plenary session: 16:00 - 17:30
(Previous recordings) May 5 - First plenary session: 14:00 - 15:30