Sven Giegold

Europe Calling “The Triumph of Injustice: How we can end tax havens and tax dumping” – Thursday, 27 February – 7pm

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Slides by Gabriel Zucman & Catherine Olier. | Simultaneous translation here.


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Dear friends, dear interested,


This time I am looking forward to a particularly exciting guest in my webinar series “Europe Calling”: Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zucman, Professor of Economics at the University of Berkeley. He is regarded as a star economist of progressives in the USA and has just written a great book: “The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay”. Based on strong data, he outlines a plan to end the global tax race to the bottom and shut down tax havens. His plans could become a blueprint for a global movement against tax dumping, as individual states or the EU could also introduce the gist of his plans on their own. 


The Democratic presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are drawing on his ideas. Gabriel Zucman is also involved in the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT).


This Thursday evening we will be able to discuss with Professor Zucman.


So sign up right here:


We Greens in the European Parliament have been working for years and with many successes to tighten EU rules against tax dumping and financial crime. I am therefore particularly pleased to have another panelist and esteemed colleague:


Catherine Olier is a French lawyer, a former Oxfam adviser on tax justice and a member of our parliamentary group’s staff. She will outline how far we in the EU have come so far and what steps we are calling for next.


So sign up right here:


The discussion will be held in English. However, there will be an interpretation into German.


Date: Thursday, 27.02.2020 from 19:00 to 20:30


The interactive online format of Europe Calling allows all participants to ask questions and join in the discussion. The discussion is open to all interested people. The discussion will be in English and simultaneously translated into German.


The number of participants is limited, so register here:


I would be very happy to discuss with you. I would also be pleased to distribute this invitation to other interested parties.


With European green greetings and happy holidays

Sven Giegold




This is how Europe Calling works:


To participate in Europe Calling you don’t have to go anywhere, you can follow the discussion from your sofa at home and have your say.


European discussions hardly reach many people, although they affect all of us. Via online events we can talk to each other about German and European politics without having to travel to one place. You see the discussion participants in a video window and can listen to them. You can join the discussion yourself via chat or microphone. All of this is easily done from a computer, mobile phone or landline. In this way, European politics comes directly to you without having to travel – almost like a panel discussion on site! These webinars on current topics can be attended by several hundred guests.


Register now for the webinar (technically necessary):


And there you go: Register for the webinar in advance using this link, follow the confirmation link sent by e-mail and then dial in at the start time of the discussion. All this is simple and self-explanatory: The speaker or a presentation is displayed on the screen. Via the chat, you can register word contributions or write them directly. As an alternative to the computer, you can also simply listen on the phone. And I as a moderator lead through the presentation and discussion.

Technical problems? My local assistant in the Düsseldorf office, Maximilian Fries, is available for questions before and during the discussion: +49 (0) 211 936530-11 /

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