The Forum of Federations recently co-organized a seminar on fiscal federalism in Buenos Aires.
Participants discussed Argentina’s fiscal issues in a dialogue among academics, government officials and politicians, who also considered the Spanish model of fiscal federalism.
Central to the discussion was the issue of tax-sharing between federal bodies. Professor Santiago Lago Penas of the University of Vigo, Spain addressed participants on behalf of the Forum. He discussed Spanish fiscal federalism and practices of tax-sharing between the Spanish government and its autonomous communities.
The event, in its eleventh year, was organized in conjunction with the Centre for Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth, the Federal University of La Plata, the Austral University and the Senate Commission on Co-participation.
About 30 participants attended including Adrian Perez, the Federal Deputy and President of the Block of Deputies of Civic Coalition; Federico Pinedo, Federal Deputy and President of the Block of Deputies of PRO (Republican Proposal) Party; Oscar Aguad, Federal Deputy and President of the Block of Deputies of the UCR (Radical Civic Union) Party; Juan Manuel Urtubey, Governor of the Province of Salta; Omar Perotti, Mayor of Rafaela, Province of Santa Fe; and Daniel Filmus, Senator and Member of the Commission on Co-Participation.
The event took place on Nov. 18, 2008.