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Financing Europe: how much banking regulation and tax harmonisation should we aim for?

  • Date(s)
    11 July 2012
  • Time
    12.00 - 14.00
  • Location
    Westminster, London
Financing Europe: how much banking regulation and tax harmonisation should we aim for?

Public opinion is firmly in favour of greater EU-level action to regulate and reform the global financial market. Support is high for tougher rules on tax avoidance, action on banks and bonuses and the introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax. Alongside this there is a growing body of opinion in Europe arguing for greater EU-level tax harmonisation in relation to corporation and energy taxation.

In Britain the picture is more nuanced with high-levels of scepticism clouding all debate over EU-level action. How can Labour credibly balance these expectations and constraints?
Confirmed speakers:

Stephany Griffith-Jones, professor and financial markets director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University
Sony Kapoor, managing director of financial thinktank Re-Define and visiting fellow at the LSE European Institute
Roger Liddle, Policy Network chair and Labour member of the House of Lords
Chris Leslie, shadow financial secretary to the Treasury and Labour member of parliament
Carsten Sieling, member of the German Bundestag and member of the Finance Committee

This event is co-organised by Compass and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

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