Past events at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) – Autumn 2014

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Conference on Corporate Taxation
2 December 2014, the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), Dublin

On 2 December the IIEA and KPMG Ireland will host a major international conference in Dublin on the theme of corporate taxation. The conference, which is supported by McCann FitzGerald, will focus on the OECD’s BEPS action plan, encompassing aggressive tax planning; the challenges of taxing the digital economy; competitiveness in a changing global tax landscape; and the spill-over effects of corporate taxation policies on developing countries.

Keynote speakers at the conference will include Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD; Michael Noonan, Irish Minister for Finance; and Heinz Zourek, Director General of the European Commission’s DG Taxation and Customs Union.

Early bird tickets are on sale now until 5pm, Monday 10 November. To find out more, and to book your place at the biggest taxation conference of the year, please visit the conference website.

Seminar on “Europe’s new fiscal rules: are they working, can they work?”
3 November 2014 at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), Dublin

The seminar consisted of three panels, each discussing a different aspect of Europe’s new fiscal rules. The Eurozone has been in crisis for half a decade. One cause of the crisis was fiscal mismanagement in some member countries. Once the crisis began, consensus quickly emerged that the existing budgetary regime – the Stability and Growth Pact – was inadequate. A series of tighter rules, including the “two pack”, “six pack” and the Fiscal Treaty, were subsequently agreed and put in place. This half-day event explored a range of issues around the new framework. This event was primarily targeted at the media, the policy community and economic experts. Speakers included Tom Nuttall, Charlemagne Columnist, The Economist; John McCarthy, Chief Economist, Irish Department of Finance; and Jane Suiter, Political Scientist, Dublin City University.To find out more, please visit the website.