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Tax Seminar The Netherlands as a tax haven: current research, policy and trends 8 June 2012 14.00-18.00 University of Amsterdam Room A0.08 Oude Manhuispoort 4-6 1012CN Amsterdam The Netherlands plays a central role in the global tax avoidance industry by offering a combination of domestic legislation and fiscal infrastructure that facilitates international tax planning. Although there has been a surge of public debate on tax justice issues such as financial secrecy, capital flight and campaigns for fairer tax systems, research to assess the impact of the governance gap surrounding tax is lagging behind. This seminar invites researchers, journalists and NGOs to discuss the current state of affairs by presenting facts and figures, mapping policy proposals and the political debate, and identifying future research prospects within and outside of academia

The aim of the seminar is for different stakeholders (NGOs, journalists and academics) to exchange information and identify possible synergies, as well as to put tax justice on the agenda of the relevant academic disciplines of law, political sciences and economics. Three panels will provide short presentations on the relevant topics, followed by questions from seminar participants and panelists. The final panel will identify research gaps and discuss possible future strategies with the aim of linking the research and policy agendas.

All participants are invited for closing drinks from 18.00 onwards.

 

The seminar is free of charge, however, for internal planning purposes please let us know via

 

 

info@somo.nl whether

  you will join the seminar and/or the drinks afterward.  

Minister Wiebes: woordvoerder van Shell of Nederlands Minister voor Economische Zaken en Klimaat?

Door Jurrian Veldhuizen | 25 november 2020

Inmiddels twee maanden geleden stelde Lammert van Raan van de Partij voor de Dieren 25 zeer kritische Kamervragen aan Minister Hoekstra van Financiën en Minister Wiebes van Economische Zaken en Klimaat over de twijfelachtige klimaatplannen van olie- en gasbedrijven. Minister Wiebes had lang de tijd nodig om antwoord te geven. Toen het uiteindelijk kwam, bleek de minister een uitstekende woordvoerder voor Shell en een kampioen in het ontwijken van vragen en daarmee verantwoordelijkheden, schrijft Jurrian Veldhuizen namens Building Change.

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UN Food Systems Summit 2021

Wie niet aan tafel mee mag praten, staat op het menu

Door Vice Versa | 24 november 2020

Oxfam Novib, Hivos, Both Ends en de AgriProFocus Food Security Policy Coalition pleiten voor duurzame en inclusieve voedselsystemen op de VN- wereldtop komend jaar. Tijdens de conferentie ‘Bold Actions for Food as a Source for Good’, op 23 en 24 November georganiseerd door de Wageningen Universiteit, het World Economic Forum en anderen, kan Minister Kaag aandringen op een ambitieuze Summit die harde afspraken maakt over de toekomst van ons voedsel.

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‘Food security policy should focus less on production and more on consumers’

Door Joris Tielens | 22 november 2020

How can the Netherlands contribute to improving nutrition in Africa in the coming decade? Retiring Professor Ruerd Ruben would like to see Dutch government policy informed by a food systems approach – with more focus on consumers, and an active role for Dutch embassies entering into policy dialogue with the government in their African host countries. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag agrees: ‘The systems approach, where more priority is given to the environment and consumers, is now widespread. It will be high on the agenda of the UN summit in 2021.’

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