Nellie Nashorn, Tumringer Str. 248, 79539 Lörrach

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Europe yes, but how? #3

The Swiss tax system - a model for Europe?

As citizens, we de facto invest in our societies by paying taxes to the state. This results in an important democratic principle based on the idea of "no taxation without representation". Parliamentarisation of the EU and taxes are therefore connected, since the decision on the budget is the noblest right of any parliament. No redistribution without taxes. The EU must therefore aspire to tax sovereignty, at least partially. How a European tax sovereignty could look like, which both keeps the EU's promise of prosperity for all member states and prevents tax competition, shall be centrally discussed in this dialogue. It is worth taking a look at Germany's neighbour country, Switzerland, and its federal tax system. In analogy to the existing situation in the EU, visitors are invited to reflect together on what works well in the Swiss system, what doesn't and whether the whole system or certain aspects of it could be interesting for Europe.

Following the European elections and the Swiss referendum on tax reform, the European Democracy Lab and Mehr Demokratie im Dreiland would like to discuss the topic of taxes in Europe in the cultural centre Nellie Nashorn in Lörrach on 3 July 2019 at 7 pm.

Don't miss it! How do you envisage a good handling of taxes in Europe?

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

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