On Wednesday 16 November, the PANA Committee will hear Economics Nobel Prize Laureate Joseph Stiglitz as a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT).
Our GUE/NGL group has been instrumental in getting Professor Stiglitz into the PANA work programme after he and Mark Pieth resigned from Panama’s own transparency commission in August. A good summary of their case and the unwillingness of the Panamanian Government to actually implement reforms can be found here.
Our take on Stiglitz’ hearing in PANA as well as videos from the hearing can be found here and the full transcript of the hearing here. The report by Stiglitz and Mark Pieth on overcoming the shadow economy is also now available online. In addition to his oral presentation at PANA, Joseph Stiglitz answered a set of written questions by MEPs concerning the situation in Panama and the role in its transparency commission.