Lobbying: a courtship game

Have you ever played cat and mouse as a child and never wanted to stop? I might have a career path for you. Lobbyist. Granted it might be a little more complex than that to be a Lobbyist, but during the workshop that tax expert and lobbyist for Oxfam Novib, Francis Weyzig, gave last week…

THE CASE FOR SIMPLICITY AND NOT SAYING EVERYTHING

There have been a plethora of books and blogs about simplifying recently. Simplify your life, your routine; your kitchen and every other area of your life. There is something to be said about our attraction to these types of blog posts which promises “20 hacks” to make mornings faster. Our lives are packed with meetings…

Economic equality for all

As a young girl, I never understood why people were so concerned with gender equality. Born and raised in the save haven of the Netherlands, it seemed as if I had the same chances as bys. I never saw my gender as a burden, never had the feeling that it was hindering me from reaching…

Turning the tide: The Make Tax Fair Again debate

Can we call the Netherlands a tax haven? What measures can we take to battle tax avoidance? Should we shift the tax burden from labor to capital? These were some of the topics addressed by Dutch politicians during the Make tax Fair Again Election debate, organized by Tax justice Netherlands and De Balie. During the…

Welcome In Tax Haven NL #Fightinequality

Recently, Oxfam launched a report that stated that The Netherlands is the #3 of world’s worst corporate tax havens. And with this in mind a debate was held on Thursday, January 12 which discussed this issue. The debate offered experts and stakeholders a platform to discuss their point of views. Is the Netherlands a tax…