INCOME TAX, EUROPEAN HARMONIZATION, DOUBLE TAX TREATIES

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Joint meeting of the Belgian, French and Italian branches of IFA Hotel Le Méridien, Brussels, 31 May-1st June 2002 _________________________________________________________________ PROGRAM FRIDAY 31 MAY 2002 8:30 9:00 Welcome of participants Opening speech Luc Hinnekens
President of the Belgian branch, Professor at Antwerp University

Subject I –European income tax harmonization Coordinator and Chairman : Prof. Marc Dassesse, Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Conseil fiscal 9:10 The contribution of the Court of Justice of the European Communities René Barents
Professor at the University of Maastricht, Research & Documentation, Court of Justice of the European Communities

9:50

Impact on French legislation Eric Ginter
Avocat

10:20 Coffee break 10:40 Impact on Italian legislation Pasquale Pistone
Professor at the University of Salerno

11:10 Impact on Belgian legislation Lieven Denys
Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Advocaat

11:40 Discussion 12:10 Lunch 14:00 General Report : a critical and prospective look at the domestic legislations Marc Dassesse
Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Conseil fiscal

14:40 Tax policy in the European Union - Priorities for the years ahead Michel Aujean
Director of fiscal policy at the European Commission

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15:20 Coffee break 15:40 Discussion

Subject II – Recent developments in the domestic income tax legislation Coordinator and Chairman : Prof. Avv. Augusto Fantozzi, University of Rome, former Minister of Finance 16:10 Italy Stefano Graidi
Tax advisor

16:40 France Yann de Givré
Avocat, Président de l'Institut des Avocats conseils Fiscaux

17:10 Belgium Axel Haelterman
Professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Advocaat

17:40 Discussion 18:00 End of session SATURDAY 1ST JUNE 2002 Subject III – Evolutions of the double tax treaties Coordinator and Chairman : Mr. Bruno Gibert, Avocat 9:20 Belgium Bernard Peeters

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Caroline Docclo
Chargée de conférences in the Maîtrise en gestion fiscale, Ecole de commerce Solvay, Université libre de Bruxelles, Avocat

Praktijklector at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Advocaat

10:00 France 10:40 Coffee break 11:10 Italy Massimo Giaconia
Tax advisor

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Serena Fiorelli
Ministry of Finance, Dipartimento Politiche Fiscali - Ufficio Relazioni Internazionali

11:50 Discussion

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12:15 Closing remarks Luc Hinnekens, President of the Belgian branch of IFA Georges Dominjon, President of the French branch of IFA Pietro Adonnino, President of the Italian branch of IFA 12:30 End of meeting
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Language : all oral presentations will be in English; written documents will be in English or French

For information, contact Ms Caroline Docclo, avenue des Communautés 2, 1140 Bruxelles, Belgium – phone 32 2 773 40 00 – fax 32 2 773 40 09 – e-mail caroline.docclo@tiberghien.be.

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