EUROPE: Citizens' Panel urges action over tax evasion.

As published on rte.ie, Sunday 27 February, 2022.

The EU should step up efforts to prevent tax evasion, an assembly of 200 citizens from across the EU has concluded.

The recommendation from the assembly, which was held in Dublin Castle, will go forward to a plenary session of the European Parliament which takes place in Strasbourg next month.

The assembly called for the crackdown on tax evasion while recognising that EU member states should be allowed leeway to set their individual tax rates.

The assembly also called for recognition of the rights of EU workers to work remotely at home or from another location once connected online.

The citizens also voted to support the targeted delivery of social housing.

The assembly was made up of 200 citizens randomly selected, of all ages and backgrounds who voted to adopt 48 recommendations as part of the EU's Conference on the Future of Europe.

They were asked to debate a range of issues including "A stronger economy, social justice and jobs; education; culture; youth and sport; and digital transformation."

The conference was hosted by the Institute of International and European Affairs.

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